Ridge beam bearing into chimney core?
Is this legit for structural end bearing of ridge beams?
Take a look at the pic below. The chimney core, of 4″ block, with 8×12 clay tile flue liners inside has been used to support the main ridge beams. We’ve no other way to support the inside ends.
Edited 7/18/2006 9:10 pm ET by Gene_Davis