I am doing a bath remodel and the client wants a jacuzzi tub, right here! Right here, there is a major beam running the length of the house. (its pier and beam). The jacuzzis’ drain land right on the beam, (double 2×6). I need a solution. The joist are no problem, I would cut it out like installing a skylite or attic stairwell. But the beam worries me. My plumber keeps insisting that if you cut it you just need to support either side of the beam. I dont like it! I know its possible , I just wont take the word of a plumber. He carries an axe, you know. (wink) I am thinkng if I did it I would need to pour some footing below each cut, maybe 12″x12″ by 18″ deep. SUpport each side of the cut and after ward sister on some 2x 6s. Any help would be appreciated
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