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Need glulam beam span. needs to support second floor plus

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hi Pearl
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Customer: Need glulam beam for 22" span. needs to support second floor plus attic space and roog
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Customer: sorry 22 feet not inches
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

Hello. How are you doing?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

Do you have storage in the attic?

What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?

Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Joist length is 20', there is storage in attic, in Houston Texas
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

20' on each side of the beam?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Sorry joist length are 16' and are 2x12
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I will be removing three columns and replacing them with this beam. Do not understand the question regarding ceramic tile
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

16' on each side of the beam or 8' on each side (16' total)?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

Will it support any ceramic tile on the second floor?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
16 in one side, 14 on the other
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

8.75" x 27" glulam 24F-V4

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What was the total weight did you calculate, that need to be supported?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

35,000 pounds

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project.

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