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I,m adding on to myexisting home.it's basement and two stories

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I,m adding on to myexisting home.it's basement and two stories above. the steel beam in the basement will be an 8" beam spaning 25' with a post in the middle. my problem is on the second floor what weight beam do I need the span the same 25' without a support post.i'll be supporting the third floor and the existing roof.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
What is the joist length on each side?
Will it support any ceramic tile?
Supporting second floor and attic only?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1 side is a 12'wood beam which will tie into the steel beam I'm asking about. on the other side of this will be the 12' addition.
no tile it will be carpeting.
second floor and attic only.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Can you post a framing sketch with dimensions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't have a scanner. can I fax you what I have?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
You can take a picture and use an app on your smartphone to turn it into a pdf and then attach it here. I don’t have a fax number.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We have attached .jpg files of our plans. The beam we are looking at is on the first floor plan which is the "20150616_114133.jpg" file.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
did you receive the files
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
I see them. I'll let you know if need additional information
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have to leave now. should I keep this session open?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm closing now . I think I've been taken for $44
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
The question came through with a medium level of urgency. I’m planning to answer the question as soon as I get home. I’m currently driving.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Which direction do the joists run?