Chimney structure as bearing for beams
May (per codes and acceptable building practices) a masonry fireplace structure provide bearing support for beams supporting floors and roofs?
I am looking for reference books, papers, docs.
Masonry piers may certainly do what I want, but I am wondering what is done, and what are the considerations, for doing it within a fireplace structure.
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