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2 story house Converting 2 door garage to one door removing

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2 story house
Converting 2 door garage to one door removing support column
Size of beam to support 19 foot span
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Is there roof only above the garage or so you have living space and an attic?
What is the span of the joists/rafters spanning to the beam?
What is the city and state so I can look at snow load?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Houston tx no snow
Living area a bit of attic and roof
House is two story box shape
The beams that run at 90 degrees to beam are 18 inches apart
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What is the length of those joists? Not the spacing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know for sure under sheetrock
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can u answer with available info?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can make an assumption on the length and be conservative.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please do so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When can u give me the answer?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
W12x58 will limit deflection to 1/2". It's a 12" deep steel I beam and weighs 58 pounds per foot. Steel should be ASTM A992 Gr. 50.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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