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So it sounds like you want to end up with three span that will be approximately 14' each?
So this is the beam in the basement supporting the first floor?
Are the 2x10 joists spanning 12'-6" on each side of your 42' beam?
I need to make a correction to a typo. This beam is in the basement. there are three floors and then attic above the basement
I need to know if there are bearing walls that come down on this beam.
On the first floor(directly above the beam) the front 16' is open (living room) then there is a load bearing wall to th fear of the house
the house is a victorian style with open foyer wrap around stair cases.
Do you know if the load bearing wall comes down on any of the existing columns in the basement
This is to the east side of the house and the majority of the room s are on the othe 3 side of the house.
The chimney is in the center of the house
yes , in the rear 2/3rds of the house
Is there any way you could draw a quick sketch, plan view and elevation view with dimensions? You can attach it with the paperclip. I really need to have more information to be able to size the beams.
the deviding wall between the lr and dr start wher the walls "stack"
if you can give me a few minutes, I can rough scetch for you. OK?
won't be to perfect scale but will be close
That is fine
Also, what area of the country are you located in, so I can look at possible snow load?
Queens NY on water so we get all weather situations
I see that you are typing, just wanted to make sure my chat window is not acting up. Have you posted a reply yet?
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yes that is helpful but I need to know if I can use one column at approx 13 ft from front foundation, use chimney and rear foundation as supports. What diameter column, should it be cement fillede and what size footing is required for load?
I can give you two options:
5-1/2” x 11-7/8” Versa-Lam 1.7 2650 SP
5-1/2” x 11-7/8” Boise Glulam 24F-V8/DF
These are assuming a 15' maximum span.
These are Boise Cascade products and you can go the following link to find distributors in your area. http://www.bc.com/wood/ewp/distributors.html
You can use a 42”x42”x12” deep concrete footing under your column. Use 5-#6 rebar in each direction and make sure you have 3” of cover/spacing from the soil to the rebar.
You can use a 3 inch diameter Std. Weight Pipe A501 or A53 Grade B for your columns. You mentioned that you feel a bearing wall is near one of you existing columns, so I would make sure you keep a column under that wall.
You will need to have your column connections to your foundations and your beams detailed.
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I really wanted a steel beam. can you give me the size for steel? also if you would kindly give me your email address, I can attach pictures that way if it would help. Question-we are on sand. doesnt a footing have to be 48 inches? I don't understand why you said 12 inches