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Want to remove 2x4x8 16" on center framed wall with door

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Want to remove 2x4x8 16" on center framed wall with door opening,2x4 dbl plate, about 8' span, 2nd floor. Roof trusses 2' on center
First floor is block perimeter with 2x12 floor joists . Would like to use either 2 2x10 nailed together or 2x8's or do I need glue lam ?1 4x4 on block sill and the other spanned across 3 floor joists, will keep the upper top plate intact.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just want to verify the weight transfer to the floor
joist holding up the roof trusses
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will it support the second floor and attic? What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Center carrier is at 13 '4 for joists at 16 on center, no tile just lam flooring
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Attached rough sketch of the Lay out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right corner shows the 9' distance
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Double 2x10 will not work. You need a 3.5" X 9.5" 2.2E LVL

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will 2 single 1-3/4 x 9-1/2 x8 LvLs. Nailed 3-1/2 " nails 4 per row @ 12 in on center both sides along with hs 24 straps work ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** following email
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project

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