Beam pocket

Originally Posted By: kelliott
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Originally Posted By: mkober
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Sounds like you made the right call, but I’m having a hard time trying to visualize what the exact problem is–are you saying the beam-end is cantilevered past its last interior column support???



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Originally Posted By: kelliott
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Yes, the left end, (in the drawing) is sitting on a steel post, and the last 18 inches is right next to the corner of the basement wall where it makes a turn. So it’s supported by the post, but nothing to prevent lateral movement of the beam in that direction.


Originally Posted By: ccoombs
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It is a little scary, but I think I understand your sketch.


Not all beams require full lateral support. The beam is attached at one end that will help laterally brace the beam. But the floor system will also prevent the beam from moving. This is fairly common even in California.

I think referral to an engineer may have been a little much. But it is more important to follow your gut.


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