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I have a brick wall that is 12'' wide by 17' ,i need a beam

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I have a brick wall that is 12'' wide by 17' long,i need a beam that will span that distance,i am needing to know what correct beam size is
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: I have a brick wall that is 12'' wide by 17' long,i need a beam that will span that distance,i am needing to know what correct beam size is we are trying to open up for more area space
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: like what? it is a two story building,that area that we want to open has two large windows and a doorway there now
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 a load bearing wall?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Is it supporting a floor? Attic? Both?
What is the joist length on each side?
What is the height of the wall above the opening?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
there is a floor above it
this is an exterior wall
that is now enclosed from the rear porch

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