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The engineer on my kitchen project specified 4 of the 1 3/4"

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The engineer on my kitchen project specified 4 of the 1 3/4" by 16" by 24' 1.9E LVL beam to support the ceiling joists and rafters over my kitchen. In shopping for the beams the lumber yards in san diego are recommending the 2.0E version of the beam. Is the building inspector for the job going to question this substitution?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

The 1.9 E is the Modulus of Elasticity

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

A 2.0 E has better properties

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

A stiffer material will have a higher elastic modulus.

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

Your Building Inspector should not question this substitution

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
You said the beam size is shown on drawings are were submitted by an engineer?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Sorry. I didn't see it was started

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