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I want to replace 17 feet of a bearing wall with a 4 x 8

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I want to replace 17 feet of a bearing wall with a 4 x 8 glue Lam header it's in the middle of the room and the room is 28 feet from out the exterior walls exterior wall
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: OK one wall exterior wall is 14 feet out the other one is 13 feet out it's a flat roof single-story and the ceiling is two by eights I want to hang the glue Lam inside the ceiling that's why want to do a 4 x 8 glue Lam with ***** *****gers is this going to be OK
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: I don't I think so
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Is this supporting the roof only? No attic?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Flat roof 2x8 16" on center no attic. San Diego ca no snow ever.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I would like to get some sort of answer to my question please
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
A 4x8 glulam will not be close to working.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Do you want the proper glulam or LVL size or do you want a steel beam size?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was trying to hide the beam in the ceil, what is the smallest lvl, glulam or steel beam I can use?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
7" X 11.875" 2.2E LVL

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