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Yes, that connection is allowed, I have one like that above my garage door. Basically the straight beam and the cross beam will have to be stiffer than they would need to be without the post. This means they'll have to be taller, or be the same height and use thicker steel, so the beams will probably cost more. Indoor posts are ugly, so I think you're ...


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Can it be done? Sure. Is it practical? - you'll need to discuss with the engineer and consider the impact on your budget. Basically you will need to increase the strength (and usually the size, to get that strength) of the beam that crosses the space so that it can support the beam going down the middle of the extension. Likewise, it will require a ...


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I’ll try to answer anyway. I’ll make some assumptions and you tell me if I’m wrong. The contributing load on the beam is 40 pounds per square foot (psf) Live Load plus 15 psf Dead Load for a total load of 55 psf. If the joists on one side of the beam (and supported by the beam) spans 9’. So, half the 9’ floor load is transferred to the beam and the other ...


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