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I would like to take out the wall between my kitchen and

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I would like to take out the wall between my kitchen and living room. I have 2x10 ceiling joists from my kitchen that run perpendicular to the 2x10 ceiling joists in the adjoining living room. The joist in the living room ceiling where the kitchen joists meet is a double beam. Would this be structurally sound if I use joist hangers to attach the kitchen ceiling joists to the double ceiling joists in the living room. I have a Cape Cod house and this only needs to support half of the bedroom above it plus the weight of the roof.
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.
Do you have a response for my question above?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will the beam support one floor only? What is the joist length? No attic!? Any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this will support only one floor. The house is a cape cod (no attic) and area in question is underneath of the center of the bedroom above. The joist length is 12 feet and there is no ceramic tile.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did I provide enough information?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Sizing it now

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

What span is the beam? How many feet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The span is 12 feet
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

3.5" x 9.5" 2.0E LVL

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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