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I have a 19 foot span with a load bearing wall that i want

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I have a 19 foot span with a load bearing wall that i want to remove to open up the space. I would like to use a steel I beam. It's on the main floor of a bungalow with a cottage style roof. The house was built in 1956. The trusses in the attic have been re-enforced.
Can you advise on the size of the I beam that should be used? It was recommended 6 or 7 inch. I would like to leave it exposed.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My credit card has been charged and I have not received an answer. Please explain.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will the beam support one floor or two?

What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's supporting the roof (ceiling) only. The joist length is 22 feet. No ceramic tiles.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

you said it has trusses?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There were rafters that were reinforced (trussed)
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

22' on each side or total?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
total
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

City and state?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Canada... Saskatoon (city) Saskatchewan (province)
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Do you know the snow load?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2.5 feet maximum, light snow. (not heavy wet snow, low water content snow, very dry climate here)
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I will use 40 psf with s 20 psf attic load

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

W8x35 to keep deflection to L/360

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you please explain what that means. Is that a beam size? Sorry need layman's terms. I am the home owner and not a builder.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

It's the standard designation. It's 8" deep and weighs 35 pounds per foot

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, makes sense. Thank you!
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project

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