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2nd story beam question

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Apr 23, 2013, 10:17 PM
mikem201
2nd story beam question
when you have a 2 story house and obviously the joists can only span so far until you need vertical support. How is that usually constructed for a second floor? I supposed a flush beam and column on the second floor?
Apr 25, 2013, 04:29 PM
swschrad
interior walls that transfer the load to corresponding interior walls on the first floor, the loads of which-all are picked up by a beam and columns over footings in the basement is what I see.

distributed and point loads eventually have to transfer to the footings.


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Apr 27, 2013, 05:22 PM
Frodo
swschrad hits it out of the park. nothing left to be said


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