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I live in NH and want to replace a wall with a Fir glum

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I live in NH and want to replace a wall with a Doug Fir glum beam. The span is 24 feet , it is roof bearing and I have room for a 5 1/2" X 14" beam
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

I can help.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Is this an exterior wall?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It is an interior 2X6 wall but bears the bottom of rafters
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

What is the city in NH?

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

Is this a flat roof? Cathedral ceiling? Something else?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Will it support anything other than the roof?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
There are multiple bearing points on long rafters (Glu Lam "purlins") the span from purlin to purlin is 10 feet. It is a cathedral ceiling on one side of the beams(w/purlins) and on the other side the ridge changes and you have the over frame of the valleys . It is in Moultonboro NH
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.

Can you please post a sketch or picture of the condition?

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