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I need to determine the size header required to replace an

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I need to determine the size header required to replace an interior load bearing wall.
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Customer: Kitchen adjoins bedroom. We want to move the kitchen wall 2' into the existing bedroom space. Two story house. The ceiling / floor joists are 2x10 on 16" centers. The existing ceiling floor joist run perpendicular to the wall I want to move. The ceiling / floor joist for the bedroom and kitchen are separate and meet at the wall I want to move.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
How much of an opening do you want?Will this 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.
Attached is a very rough sketch. Let me know if this provides you enough detail.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Opening: full width of room
Support: second floor living space
Joist: 13' one side (will be cantilevered) 15' other side
Ceramic Tile: No - just carpet
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
The beam will be 11', correct?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Correct.
I was thinking of using (2) 2x10 screwed together or a 4x10
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
This is supporting a floor and an attic? You will need much more than that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what would I need?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
3.5" x 11.25" 2.0E LVL
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need to stay within the 10" ceiling joist - I can't extend down into the room.
What options are there?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
7" x 9.25" 2.0E LVL

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