Hi Walker, I replied to your email by simply replying to your email, not sure if that gets routed to you properly/ automatically?
Paul (question ID# XXXXX)
Here is the answers again in case that email didnt redirect correctly:
looked at your pdf.
I'm not able to edit the pdf, but to answer what you need from that diagram:
QNs1, 6, 7 and 8
This is a bungalow residence (1 story with a basement)
THe new beam is in the basement, so it would be a new beam 2 if there is no second story
Floor joist span #3 and #4 above the new beam are both currently 12 feet.
Span #3 will be reduced by a new supporting wall in the basement parallel to the new beam, so span #3 will be reduced to be only 6 feet before this new beam replacement goes into place, so that would reduce the size of the new beam slightly.
Just FYI the new supporting wall is being added for functional /room division reasons in the basement as well as to remove the weight of a bath tub from the floor area supported by joist span #3 above new beam 1, so that new beam 1 will not see a bath tub load on the floor spans above it (and an upgraded bath tub is being added in future that will not affect what we do today as it will be isolated by that new supporting wall).
QN 3. Roof trusses transfer load to interior walls.
Trusses are factory built with metal plates.
Residence is in the city of Ottawa in the province/state of Ontario, Canada.
Roofing is metal (so snow tends to slide off more than on other roof types - which is I assume the point here).
Note Floor joists for span #3 and #4 are 2x12" on 16" oc
Hopefully that covers what we need?