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We have a basement I beam 4"wide bottom and top flange, 8"

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We have a basement I beam 4"wide bottom and top flange, 8" tall, 19'4" with one center steel pole support under a master bedroom with wood joists 12 feet long joining over the beam horizontally. Other than the wood joists and maybe 1,500 pounds of furniture there is no other weight as the side walls support the ceiling and roof above the bedroom floor. Question is can the center steel support pole be safely removed to allow a freespan room in the area. Thanks, ***** *****
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am happy to pay the $27.00 but have no need for the subscription, even if on a trial basis, please refund my $5 unless you can answer my question for the total as advertised $27
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.

I can answer your question as-is. I have nothing to do with the subscription offers.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.

It can't unless the beam is reinforced. It can't be removed as-is

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.

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