Okay, not sure if this is too loaded a question.
I have a bearing wall in a bungalow I'm remodeling. The wall runs the
length of the living room, and is pretty much in the centre of the
house, running parallel to the eaves. There is a wall in the basement
directly below, which presumably is a beam with teleposts.
I'm assuming the wall is bearing. I've removed the drywall, it's a
standard 2x4 wall with studs every 16", just what you'd expect.
I'm wanting to open the wall up, and make an opening approximately 78"
wide. I'm pretty much removing 6 studs.
What size beam do I need to use in this instance, (ideally using
regular lumber - I have some height to work with, probably enough room
for 2x10s if necessary), and how many studs need to support each side
Thanks in advance. If I haven't provided adequate information, please
let me know what else I need.