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I want to replace an 11'6" load bearing wall between my

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I want to replace an 11'6" load bearing wall between my kitchen and dining room with a drop beam. My house is two story. The room above the dining room is the master bath that has a 6' Jacuzzi tub against the exterior wall (opposite where I want to put the beam). almost right above the to-be beam is our gas water heater (50-ish gallons). On the other side of the to-be beam is a small bedroom. Should I consult a structural engineer? Can I build or buy a beam that would be strong enough for that span?
Thanks for any advice you can provide!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I can help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you read my question? Do you need more detail?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Yes. I asked a couple questions.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will this support the second floor and attic?

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

Will it support any ceramic tile?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Do you still want help with this?

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