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I have a lower level condo in a three story complex that we

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I have a lower level condo in a three story complex that we are renovating. During demo we discovered a beam that is not supported properly. We would like to replace the beam and install it properly. the span is a little over twelve feet. We can support each end with three 2x6. Can yo tell me what size beam I would need to carry this load?
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Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
This beam will support two floors plus an attic?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
What is the joist length on each side of the beam?
Will it support any ceramic tile?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
17 feet on one side 8 feet on the other
It is possible tile could be installed on the floors above, but more likely hardwood.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
Do you want the size with tile or without? They will be different sizes for different deflection requirements
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Without the tile
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
You can plan for a 7" X 14" 2.0E LVL

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