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What size ceiling joist do I need 23 foot span. Ceiling

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Customer: ***** *****, what size ceiling joist do I need for a 23 foot span. Ceiling joist is also the attic floor.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 1 story home, some repairs were made to eliminate walls.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1 no beam
#2 ceiling joists are 24 feet wall to wall.
#3 bracing only
#4 Sacramento, CA
#5 asphalt shingles
#6 1 story ranch
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for the information. I am leaving my office now, I will look at your information and get back with you a little later this evening. Talk to you soon.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
don't bother, while I was waiting for your answer I found out myself...this isn't rocket science...you should have known the answer without looking it up.
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

Sorry I could not help. Good luck with your project.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I thought you were leaving the office?
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

I typed it on my phone.

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