On 8 Jun 2006 11:56:09 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
In typical constuction, usually. But there's no reason for that,
except that the shape of the floor is usually the same, and
therefore the easiest/cheapest way to assemble the floor is
the same. My house is timber-frame, and
there's beam running along the centerline on the ground
and upper floor, but not in the attic, so the third
floor, the joists all run frame-to-frame, and on the
lower floors, they're parallel to the frame.
I am trying to locate my load bearing walls. I have a small attic
access on the secod level at floor level and the joists seem to be
running a different way than the joists in the basement. I am wanting
to expand a doorway to a openening about 9' wide, but I think the wall
is a load bearing wall. What type of header will I need?
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