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I have to cut a 14 foot opening in a bearing wall for

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I have to cut a 14 foot opening in a bearing wall for trusses. What size beam to I need to support the trusses
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: we have a 2x4 bearing wall between the house and the garage we are going to enclose the garaged and want to make a 14 foot opening in the bearing wall into the garage
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 month ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 month ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
new beam would be like #5 roof is asphalt shingles trusses 24 in on center 6/12 pitch
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 month ago.

Few more questions:

1. What is the span of your roof trusses (distance between the exterior walls)?

2. What city and state do you live in for possible snow load consideration?

3. Can you share a couple of pictures of your house so I can make sure I fully understand your configuration?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 month ago.

Let me know when you come back online

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