Please provide a sketch here.
Let me know exactly what information you need and I will tailor the offer for that information and I will work with you to get all of it to you today. I will provide sketches where appropriate, but nothing can be stamped.
Ok. I can help with all of that. I have a couple questions to ask before I submit the offer so I can determine the level of effort.
item 1) For the basement beam, will you be reinforcing the beam that is there or removing it and replacing it with a new beam?
Item 2) Do you need the post sizes or details for how the beam connects to them, too?
item 3) You can definitely put a beam in the plane of the joists so that it doesn't extend below the ceiling. The beam will support the joists in either case, because as the joists are loaded the beam will prevent the deflection which will load the beam. It doesn't matter where the beam is for that. Depending on the span of the beam, A W6 may work, but I won't know until I run the numbers.
I am getting ready to submit the offer for this. If you accept the offer, I will need until tomorrow evening to finish everything and get all the sketches ready. There is quite a bit to do here. I may also have some additional questions for you.
There was only one other question on this for $9, correct?
But I'm resizing the upper beam. It's not like it's already done.
Is that the beam size you want to use? If so I will remove that from this offer and adjust accordingly.
Lighter means taller, not more shallow. The W8 is the right size beam for that span and loading supporting the floor and attic.
Yes, I will include the detail for having the steel beam in the same plane as the joists for that offer.
I only changed the offer amount when the scope (and effort) changed.
It is. I took that into account when making the offer today. I really don't want to argue with you about it, that is not my goal. My goal is to provide you with the information you need in a way that is fair to the time I need to spend on it.
No problem. Good luck with your project.