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Need to remove a 25ft wall that supports 2nd floor. How big

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Need to remove a 25ft wall that supports 2nd floor. How big of a truss will I need to do this?
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: Removing a wall to make one big room.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: ?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I see no response
Do you want a truss or just a beam?
Will this support an attic with the second floor?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What ever will do the job.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
wall currently supports floor joits of 2nd floor and attic

What is the joist length on each side of the beam. Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
About 20ft. No tile, hard wood floors
20' on each side or 20' total?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It only supports joist to one side at about 20feet. The other side joist run in parallel with that wall.
Thank you
You can plan for a 7" X 24" 2.0E LVL
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thats 7" wide, 24" thick. What does 2.0 E LVL mean

It's 7" wide x 24" deep. 2.0E is the stress grade of LVL

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