I have a 2 story house, I am replacing two small windows with one large window(jeld-wen) opening is just under 120" X 72", the existing beem is 4" x 14" with a 2" X 4" on top, 2" X12" floor joist on 16" centers. Will this beem be ok???????????
4x14? Are the actual dimensions 3.5"x13.25"?
Do you happen to know the species and grade?
Will this beam support the second floor only or the roof and attic, to?
Hi: The Beem is BM #2, 4X14 DF #1 according to the origanel house plans, This beem will support the second floor only.
HI, I'm here.
I didn't get a notice that you replied, so I apologize for the delay.
Can you tell me the length of the floor joists comig into the beam?
You're positive that no rafters will be supported by this beam, or the wall directly above the beam?
And they are on one side only, correct?
The roof is a truss roof and there is no wall directley above the beem
Is this an exterior wall? Is the truss span parallel to this wall
This is an exterior wall and the roof is NOT parellel to this wall
Based on the information provided, this beam is adequate for the gravity load and span you've indicated. Just make sure that it is, in fact, a single beam and is not cut over the portion of wall between the two smaller windows. That's a very large and unusual header for such a small span (the two smaller, original spans), which makes me question if there is anything else going on there.
Just have someone make sure that the roof is not supported on this beam. That is a game changer.
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What I need from you is a statment saying that this Beem is ok given the information that i have given you
See above post at 2:56.
I have to step out. Do you have what you need?
I hope my city inspector will like this