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Drill hole through beam support wood

Yes, you can drill a 1/2" hole through it. Borrowing from the IRC's holes and notches constraints for joists and headers (IRC R502.8 and the text that follows in R502.8.1), I would limit the ...
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Possible to install a beam in place of load bearing wall?

Use Table R602.7(2) under IRC R602.7 to size the header for #2 grade sawn lumber from a local lumber supplier. Using the table is a little tricky because its entries are predicated on "building ...
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Possible to install a beam in place of load bearing wall?

We're speaking generally here as I can't see the details of the framing. However, I see no real concerns with your plan, assuming... The interior post is directly bearing on the primary beam in the ...
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Floor Beam Supports

That area looks outside the home's thermal envelope, in which case there should be footings below the frost line. If you have a shallow frost line such that a slab on grade or mat foundation at grade ...
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Raising a sagging section of my houses central beam ~1.2 inches

Sounds like you measured once, built a wall, and stood it up to discover that it doesn't fit. Check the levelness of the slab below this wall. Run a stringline along the length of the beam or use a ...
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Raising a sagging section of my houses central beam ~1.2 inches

The general trick with jacking a house that has sagged over 40 (or 140) years is that you should not un-sag it in a matter of days, or even weeks, unless the sag is very minor. The jack has no problem ...
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