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As Chris says, a picture would be very useful. At present I'm completely missing the point of replacing a spanned beam support with a cantilever. A picture might make the constraints that affect this idea more obvious. If there is support for the present beam, use it. Or do you have un-mentioned plans to remove the support from one side? In the absence of ...
OK first let me say that if you're going to be making major structural changes to a building (and this counts as a pretty serious structural change in my mind) it would be well worth your while to get an engineer or other qualified building professional to help you with your design. If you just "wing it" you may be endangering the house and its occupants. ...
After asking here, on the Journal of Light Construction, and consulting with a structural engineer, I was unable to find an answer to the question. Everyone just guesses when it comes to wood repair, there are no published tables for joints or splices. If you have a better answer please post it.
There is no mention where the cut out is but this should take care of it in any respect, as long as the mid span support is a series of posts and not a purlin... Can you get a 2X6 in there that will give close to a full span? if the material is clean or can be scraped clean, a healthy bead of construction adhesive zig-zagged on the face of the old 2X and ...
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