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Tim H
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Anyone know the purpose of this bit of framing? It's in the attic of a one story bungalow, built in 1900. The lumber has the same dimension and patina as the original framing lumber. It is located over the front entry hall. I was thinking that it could be a support for a ceiling fan and motor, but that is just a guess.

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Tim

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I was taught to call that a Carrier Beam. They would attach the ceiling joists to it so that a header would not break up the plane of the ceiling from the entry hall to the living room.

Before trusses became standard fare in my ares we would install a Carrier Beam above the ceilings between the living and dining rooms of ranches and splits to give them the open look people were wanting.

Ezra Malernee

Canton, Ohio

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I was taught to call that a Carrier Beam. They would attach the ceiling joists to it so that a header would not break up the plane of the ceiling from the entry hall to the living room.

Before trusses became standard fare in my ares we would install a Carrier Beam above the ceilings between the living and dining rooms of ranches and splits to give them the open look people were wanting.

Ezra Malernee

Canton, Ohio

Thanks a bunch, Ezra.

Tim

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