LVL'* actually not LDL'* arrived on Tuesday and I hauled a 1.5" x 22' x 18" lvl into the house myself. Get a helper ... it'* much easier.
Anyhow, I called in sick yesterday and work began at 6am. Apparently it was a short commute for Mike. (2 houses down)
Down went a tarp on the dining room floor.
The sheetrock was cut out
A temporary wall was put up to hold the load
The old beam and wall were cut out
The first LVL was lifted into place and nailed to the joists (3 nails each)
The second LVL was lifted and sledged into it'* new home with a caulk gun of glue between the two and then nailed to the first with 5 nails every 16".
Joist hangers were then reinstalled (chiseled the ends of the joists for the sheetrock to fit better. )
Most of this stuff was caught with the regular camera before it'* batteries died. Those pics didn't get loaded.
Temp wall with LVL'* in place
No more walls
Last pic I have
Closet finished losing it'* sheetrock, electrical was reinstalled (not fully done with that.), insulation mostly put back in place. Next up is sheetrocking and moving the closet a little to give the fridge the proper spacing. I then cleaned up and went to bed...it was 11pm. :Thumbs