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Im looking to make a wider opening in what is essentially an

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Im looking to make a wider opening in what is essentially an exterior wall of our house. (previous owner added and extra way that we would like to open up completely) the total width of the opening will be 12' on the first floor of a 2 story house with at basement. Im trying to figure out what size LVL bean i will need to use to make this work.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cool what other info do you need from me?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do you need any more information from me?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

This will support the second floor, attic, and roof?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

What is the hoist length supported by the beam? What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading? Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It will be supporting a second floor and unfinished attic space. The second floor will have a bathroom supported by it that does have a tile floor. Im in Springfield (central) Illinois. Im not sure what you mean by hoist length.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I should clarify the attic, is unfitted and usable for storage, and of course there is a roof on top as well
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
sorry unfinished and unusable
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

Joist length.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The joists are 14' they sit on a 2x6 center wall in the house and the outside wall. The house is about 27.5' wide with the joist overlapping each other on the 2x6 wall in the center. All other walls are 2x4 construction. To my knowledges none of the joist are continuos from outside wall to outside wall.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

You will need a 7" x 11.875" 2.2E LVL

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its a 2x4 exterior wall, its needs to be 3.5"x ? to fit in the wall....
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

3.5" x 16" LVL

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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