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2 story home, beam span 15ft, supporting span 28ft, beam to

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2 story home, beam span 15ft, supporting span 28ft, beam to be placed on 1st story supporting 2nd floor/wall which supports the roof, 6x8 below supporting 1st floor on piers every 4 feet, joists above intended beam are 10" lvl. Will a 4x12 lvl beam support load or a 6x12 lvl beam ? What is recommended for posts ? Joists are above beam. 12 inches is max depth for beam with 8ft ceiling. Other option is to leave one opening currently supported and place 9ft beam instead.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
This is one beam supporting another?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Which beam do you need sized?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Can you post a framing sketch?

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