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I have a house that was built in 1951 and we are wanting to

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Hello I am Larry. I have a house that was built in 1951 and we are wanting to open up the house. I have a load bearing wall and we want to remove it and add a large beam. It is approximately a 23' run. We have a ranch home with a hip roof.
JA: OK. Is there anything else the structural engineer should be aware of?
Customer: There is an existing wall that covers about half of the run and the other half the ceiling has a crack in it. We have Plaster Lath walls and ceilings.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

I'll be happy to assist you

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

So this beam will support the attic joists and roof?

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?

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