What Size Beam Do I Need For a 12 Foot Span With Lap Joined 10 Foot Second Floor 2"x8" Joists Eithe Side, Spaced @ 16" Centers. I Have A Load Bearing Wall I Want to Remove That Has 3 Air Ducts and 3 Water and Drain Pipes Inside. I Am Thinking Using 2 Each 2"x10" With 2"x6" Spacers Nailed In Between at 16" Centers, This Would Alow Me To Leave the Upper Section of the Pipes in the Same Place, Snake Them Out Into A Boxed In Bulkhead Beside the Beam, Then Run Them Past the End Posts (Double 2"x6") Then Down Into The Basement Ceiling Below. What Are The Pro and Cons Of Using LVL's Verses Solid Lumber????
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Can you verify that it's supporting a single floor only?
Around the corner? No, I'm in the U.S.
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A double 2x10 is not even close. You really need a triple 2x12 Southern Pine No. 2
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That will only work if the joists above bear on top of the beams, not if they come into the side.
Then, yes, that will work. Just make sure the joists are long enough to bear on all three 2x12's