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I'm removing 15'of first floor wall it packs second floor bedroom

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I'm removing 15'of first floor wall it packs second floor bedroom and roof what size beam 2x6 walls
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Hello. I can help. Can I get back to you in a couple hours?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I'm still waiting for answer?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Des it support the roof or the attic? Do you have a flat roof?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Pitched roof second floor bedroom attic
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Are there any braces from the roof down to this wall or does it only support the second floor and attic, but not the roof?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes just second floor and attic
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Thank you. What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support any ceramic tile?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no tile it is out side wall !
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
If it's an exterior wall then it IS supporting the roof, correct? It should be supporting the second floor joists, the attic joists, and the rafters. Is that correct?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
What is the joist length to the next bearing wall?What is the rafter length to the ridge?What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
15' 18' Gilbert,az
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
You can plan for a 7" x 16" 2.2E LVL to limit deflection to 5/16".

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