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I need to remove a 4x6 redwood beam in my basement that

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I need to remove a 4x6 redwood beam in my basement that supports the 2x8 floor joists ( 16" on C). The height of the basement floor to ceiling is 6' 4" so naturally as you move laterally
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: Yes. You will hit your head on the beam . I want to replace the 4x6 with 4" t-beam or 4x4-15 The span will be approx. 11'5" from one
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
I do not recommend a T beam.
I would recommend an I beam. What is the joist span on each side of the beam?
Does it support one floor or two? What about an attic?
Will it support any ceramic tile?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Hello. Do you still need any help with this?

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