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I am raising half of our kitchen ceiling. This is a one

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Hi. I am raising half of our kitchen ceiling. This is a one story house with an attic. To support the ceiling joist along with the new raised portion of ceiling I am placing a beam across one half of the room. The ceiling joist that I cut were 12 feet long 2 x 6 redwood and the beam I need to add will support them and span 12 feet. Can I nail three 2 x 12's together?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

So the beam will span 12' and support 6' joists on each side?

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