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Which trade for structural beam?

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Oct 14, 2004
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Toronto

Which trade for structural beam?

We are starting a major whole home reno...

We are tearing off the roof and are putting in a new cathedral ceiling. Which trade would normally set these LVL beams? FYI, this beam is 36' long and about 20' in the air...so I am just wondering if Framers would handle this, or if a specialized team is required?

Thanks!
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Apr 6, 2008
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I would get a carpenter, as well as a structural engineer and get proper permits. This is not somewhere you want to cut corners...
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Oct 14, 2004
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Toronto
So a carpenter would be able to do the install? I am assuming he will need a crane for this bad-boy.
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Oct 14, 2004
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Oh, and we already have the stamped drawings from a structural engineer and will be applying for a permit in next few days.

PS. Look for a badass type thread in the coming days/weeks.
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Dec 24, 2007
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Looking forward to the pics.

Cheers!

James_TheVirus wrote: Oh, and we already have the stamped drawings from a structural engineer and will be applying for a permit in next few days.

PS. Look for a badass type thread in the coming days/weeks.
Thread started in 2016 - 1927 fully gutted and renovated 2 storey detached home in the big T.O. - small projects still in progress.

RFD priceless!
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Dec 9, 2003
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Not a carpenter. This is a framer job. They have the equipment.

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