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What size beam should I use to support 2x8x16 ft ceiling joist

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What size beam should I use to support 2x8x16 ft ceiling joist on one side and 2x8x22 ft ceiling joist on the other side and a kick leg supporting the roof. The beam will be 14ft long..
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Kenner La. Not much snow!
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
That's Kenner Louisiana
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Just checking to see if the city and state name I sent came through
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
You will need a 5.25" x 14" 2.2E lvl to keep deflection to L/360
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

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