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I have a floor that I want to carry with 2 beams no middle

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I have a floor that I want to carry with 2 beams no middle posts the room is 28x23 the beams would be 23 feet how big would the beam have to be? Steel or Lam
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does this make sense?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will they support a single floor only? Will try support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a single floor with a trussed roof above so only floor weight there is tile. Currently the beams are 12ft off outside walls. But they have a ost in the middle I want to eliminate the middle posts
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I will size steel beams for you. LVL will be very large.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

W10x45 ASTM A992 Gr. 50. The beam is 10" deep and weighs 45 pounds per foot.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
obviously 2 of these at 23ft long
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Correct.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I got disconnected the other night. How big of footings would you need to support these posts?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

The footings should really be asked as a separate question

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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