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I have a double wide home and it has a 13 foot wide opening

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Hi , I have a double wide home and it has a 13 foot wide opening in the middle between the two halves. i want to expand that opening to 19 feet. how big on an LVL will i need to spen the 19 feet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I can help. Can I get back to you in 2 hours?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lawrenceville , PA 16929
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. I will size the beam now. It's supporting the roof only, correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is correct
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

5.25" x 14" 2.2E LVL or 7" x 14" 1.8E LVL

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any option for a shorter lvl ? I was hoping to keep it at 12 inches or less. Thank you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Not with a reasonable deflection.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

A flitch plate beam is an option. That's a steel plate sandwiched between the wood pieces.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok ... that would be acceptable too ... what wood beams and steel plate would I need ?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

1/2" x 11.875" steel plate between two 3.5" x 11.875" 2.0E LVL

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