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I need to put in a beam 21 foot opening. It is supporting

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I need to put in a beam for a 21 foot opening. It is supporting the joists in the middle and the stress is really on the outside walls. This is internal
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Customer: We have a house built in 1959 and are removing a wall everyone thought was non-load bearing but instead really does have the weight of the plaster ceiling riding on it. Single story with open attic
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: It The trusses in the attic are 16 inch centers
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello. I can help
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What size LVL beam do I need for this opening?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Is this supporting a floor?

What about an attic?

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

Will it support any ceramic tile?

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