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I would like to move a lally column to increase space room

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I would like to move a lally column to increase space for a room in my basement. I'm told by contractors if I reinforce my main carrying beam over the increased span with 2 LVL beams bolted and glued to either side of the carrying beam, I can move the lally column.
The house is a 1300 square foot ranch with a fully trussed roof. The carrying beam is (4) 2X10 construction with lally columns at 10 foot spacing.
I want to move an end lally column currently 10 feet from a concrete wall to a new location 15 feet from the wall increasing this one span from 10 to 15 feet. I don't want to remove any columns. The load above the column in question is the bedroom end of the ranch.
Does this make sense?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Can I give you a call around 5 pm EST?

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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I apologize, but I am unable to. The payment for the call failed. I'm unable to see your number. Let's continue through here.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

How are the 2x10s spliced? Are all four always spliced over the lally column? Are the splices staggered randomly throughout the length?

Two 10' spans will turn into a 15' span and a 5' span?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The main carrying beam is made up of (4) 2 X 10s fastened at the top, middle and bottom every 10 inches. Yes, two 10 foot spans turn into one 5 foot and one 15 foot span.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

How are they spliced, though. Each 2x10 is not full length, correct?

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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Ok. I will opt out. Good luck with your project

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