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I have a proposed bathroom addition. Span is 12'. Planning a

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I have a proposed bathroom addition. Span is 12'. Planning a walk in shower with a tub next to it. live & dead load will be 2,000 # on the 4' x 12' area of the bath. Will double 2x10 ( #2SF) , 16" O.C do it?
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: solid bridging mid span on the 12'.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

Let me read your question a bit closer

Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

Before we get started I’d like to point out that a Professional Engineer’s standard of care typically includes a site visit to assess field conditions and get an overall understanding of the structure. This can obviously not be accomplished through the internet. The information provided here is meant for planning purposes only (general sizing and budgeting) and is based on the information provided by you. All loading cases considered are for vertical loads only, no lateral analysis has been completed. The information should be verified by a professional engineer who can visit the site to ensure that potentially important information has not been overlooked or omitted.

Double 2x10's spaced at 16" o.c. is more than enough to span 12' in your configuration.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I plan on the 2x10 plate to be thru bolted to the existing house box and use double joist hangers. Should I consider 3"x3" angle under these double joists? Bearing on the other end of the joist is on a 2x6 knee wall , 16" o.c. So you understand , it's an addition to the back side of a raised ranch.
Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

I would go for the 3"x3" angle support along the wall, with the angle lag bolted into each stud.

Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  walkereng replied 2 months ago.

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