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how deep I need to cut 3.5" x12" x 14'PSL beam pocket.

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I am remodeling a apartment suit on 3dr floor at 4story building. I remove load bearing wall in between kitchen and living room. opening length will be 13.5'.

One side will be 4x4 post and the other side need to be a pocket on exterior wall.

I do'nt fully open the wall, going to leave 1 foot on each side of wall. Then how deep I need to cut the pocket to support the 14' beam?

What is the construction of (post #216050, reply #1 of 2)

What is the construction of the wall?


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Exactly...isnt against the (post #216050, reply #2 of 2)

Exactly...isnt against the fire code to do that in some brick construction?  Seems like they dont want it around here because a beam in a pocket in a fire pulls the wall down is considered a hazard to firemen