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Thank you, my name is daniela I am creating an opening in an

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Thank you,
my name is daniela
I am creating an opening in an exterior wall. The opening has a span of 12'.
This opening is on the ground floor of a two story house.
I would like to know the size of the beam and of the two posts supporting the beam.
Because of the height clearance I cannot have a beam deeper than 10", so it could be a 6" x .... beam or a glulam.
If for supporting the beam it is necessary that I use a 12" x 12" CMU columns reinforced with 4 # ***** vertical and ties, I could do that.
Of course I will have footing under the posts (or CMU columns).
I do not need you to size them.
Thank you very much, Daniela
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** looking forward to your reply,
Daniela M.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello, how are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Daniela. I can help you with all of this today. We really should limit each question to one question. I can size the beam as this question and you can ask the other two as separate questions or I can submit an additional service offer to do all 3 here.

I will have some additional questions for you.

What is the exterior wall construction? Wood or CMU?

What is the joist length supported by the wall?

Will is support the second floor, attic, and roof?

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

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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