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June 21, 4:28 PM [GMT -5]

This is a very nice upgrade to a home. I provide building materials and have had customers do this very install on several projects. Installing a load bearing ceiling beam is pretty intimidating for a lot of people so this is helpful. We sell faux beams or faux wood beams, which our customers wrap the load bearing ceiling beam to give it a more rugged look. http://www.owtraditions.com

June 21, 4:28 PM [GMT -5]

This is a very nice upgrade to a home. I provide building materials and have had customers do this very install on several projects. Installing a load bearing ceiling beam is pretty intimidating for a lot of people so this is helpful. We sell faux beams or faux wood beams, which our customers wrap the load bearing ceiling beam to give it a more rugged look. http://www.owtraditions.com

January 31, 8:25 PM [GMT -5]

Have you tried getting help here...

http://allweekwalls.com/

December 21, 9:15 AM [GMT -5]

I had a similar situation years ago on a house with a tiny kitchen and huge living room behind a separating wall. I knocked out the wall being ignorant of the fact that it was a load bearing wall. To resolve the problem (meaning putting the ceiling back where it belonged after it threatened to collapse), I fashioned a huge 2 X 10 double beam and installed it over the ceiling joists, laying one end over the outside concrete block wall and the other end over what remained of the interior load bearing wall. Then I jacked the ceiling joists back in place under the new beam and attached them using connecting plates and tons of nails. The hardest part of the job was getting the 16 foot beam into the attic from the outside of the house by myself. The rest was a piece of cake and worked perfectly.

Gusinten

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