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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I see you requested another engineer, but wanted to check if you are still looking for help since it's still unanswered.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Great. What exactly is your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am removing a load bearing wall that spans 19' on the 1st floor and runs to floors up I wanna replace the wall with a 20' lvl beam that spans the entire length of the space 5 1/2"× 9 1/2"× 20' am wondering if the beam would be sufficient to support the 2 floors above or would I have to put a colum in the middle
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 12 months ago.

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

Is it supporting two floors and an attic?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The joist length on each side is 12' and the wall is only supporting the 2 floors the second level and the attic floor not the roof
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 12 months ago.

A 7" x 16" 2.0E is the bare bones minimum size you need

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

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