Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
We are changing the attic to a living space in a home. A large parallam beam is to be supported by 4 posts. These posts have to be framed into existing walls of the first story. The beam in the attic has to be raised above the existing 1st floor top plate by about 4".

Is is acceptable to start the post (5-2x4 studs scabbed together) on the beam in the basement and end at the top plate of the existing wall. Then place a stub post from the top plate to the bottom of the beam in the attic. Or does the post have to extend from the beam in the basement through the 1st floor and right up through the top plate of the existing wall to the parallam beam in the attic?

If 2nd option is the correct method, does anyone have any suggestions as to how the post can be angled in when only 1 16" stud cavity is available and the post would have to be about around 9' long to extend both above and below the 1st floor?

Thanks Rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
378 Posts
for point loads all the code requieres is that the vertical load path be uninteruppted.Posts do not need to pass thru floors .Question where is post landing on span of basement beam.Unless you have reniforced beam for the point load you are introducing,post should land over lolly col. or offset from col by depth of beam at most,say 9 1/4 beam =9 1/4.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top