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As per this article I am doing something similar and I am

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http://www.justanswer.com/structural-engineering/6kl46-size-beam-construction-lvl-to-carry-ceiling.html as per this article I am doing something similar and I am trying to size my beam.
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: I am removing a load bearing wall that is holding up a ceiling. The space is roughly 26x26 with the load bearing wall dead center. The roof load is on the exterior walls and the joises are full uncut 2x6.
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: Above this area there is only a 3 in 12 hip roof , built of 2x6 as well
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
I can help
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Awesome, My name is***** you need any other information? My thoughts are to install a blind beam above the uncut joists and support the beam on both ends. With a span of 26' I think I might need a support post somewhere although if I dont have to that would be nice.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hello?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

I apologize for the delay. I didn't receive notice that you had responded.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

Do you want to clear span the 26' or can you have a post in the middle?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What are my options with and without. Its not a no because I can use a structural column to define the areas in the room, between kitchen and dinning room.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

This is for a cathedral ceiling? correct? What is the city and state?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry. It's for the attic only.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

Without the post, you need a 7" x 20" 2.0E LVL

With a post at midspan, you will need a 5.25" x 11.25" 2.0E LVL

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