Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am removing an interior load bearing wall and want to replace…

Customer Question
I am removing an interior...
I am removing an interior load bearing wall and want to replace with a steel I beam as putting a double 2x8 would not give me enough head clearance in the room I am opening up.
How do I determine what size beam to use for an 11 foot span? There is one story above the span of where the current load wall is (double 2x4 top and bottom, 2x4 every 16"
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Structural Engineering
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
6/30/2015
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 years ago
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,747
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 3 years ago
I can size the beam for you, but prefer not to get into engineering lessons online. Is that reasonable?
What is the joist span on each side of the beam?
Will it support any ceramic tile?
Is there a wall above it to support an attic?
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a structural engineerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask walkereng Your Own Question
walkereng
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 2,807
2,807 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

walkereng is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

2,807 satisfied customers

Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

Civil Engineer, Major in Structures and Foundations. Professional Engineer 11 years of experience.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

7,747 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

Matt

Matt

Engineer

46 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering Hons degree, been working in automotive industry for the last 18 years - Engine development engineer

ibosley

ibosley

Master's Degree

88 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering

Ellen

Ellen

Consultant

109 satisfied customers

attorney and legal researcher

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

150 satisfied customers

45 years old, retired Marine Officer, current attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Structural Engineering Questions
My house is 28 ft x 60 ft. Near the center of house is a
My house is 28 ft x 60 ft long. Near the center of house is a kitchen that is 12ftx16ft, with a load bearing wall between it and living room. The living room is 16ft x 16 ft. Between the two rooms is … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I would like to remove 8 feet of a load bearing wall. the
i would like to remove 8 feet of a load bearing wall. the house is one story brick, built in 63 with brick on concrete block. the roof is a hip roof, all open inside, just ceiling joists runing front … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I need to install a header to span 206 inches (i.e. an 18ft
I need to install a header to span 206 inches (i.e. an 18ft header). The width carried by the beam is 26ft. The header will be in the ceiling of the upper level of a 2 story raised ranch built in 1974… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I am putting (3) 25"x25" windows in a basement of a ranch
I am putting (3) 25"x25" windows in a basement of a ranch style home. I will need to span 8'. What is the smallest micro lam beam, doubled southern pine beam … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I want to move a load bearing wall on the first floor of my
I want to move a load bearing wall on the first floor of my two story house. The wall is 2x4 stud on slab. The current load is carried by 9 - 2x10, 16" OC and spans 15'3" on one side and 12'4" on the … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
We have a load bearing wall in the middle of the house
Hello We have a load bearing wall in the middle of the house basement has an I beam to support 1st floor trying to do an open layout on the 1st floor we also have bedrooms on the 2nd floor. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
My house is one story with basement. House is 28 feet wide
My house is one story with basement. House is 28 feet wide and has 2x10 yellow pine floor joist 16" OC. The center beam is 4 2x10's that runs the 44 ft length of the basement.. This Center beam is sup… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,807 satisfied customers
Basement remodel in 100 year old house in Salt Lake City.
Basement remodel in 100 year old house in Salt Lake City. Current wood beam is 28 feet long and with 7.5" x 4.5 inches. It is made of 3 vertical 2x8's nailed together and supported on both ends by a c… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I need to know the appropriate type and size of steel beam
I need to know the appropriate type and size of steel beam to install in a basement with a 2 story open room over it. the beam will span 24 feet.… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,807 satisfied customers
I have 15 foot 2x6 joists in the attic, each end on a load
I have 15 foot 2x6 joists in the attic, each end on a load bearing wall. There is also an interior wall set in 5 feet from the outside load bearing wall. Is this interior wall likely necessary for hel… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I have a two-story home with a full basement. I would like
I have a two-story home with a full basement. I would like to remove a 14 foot load bearing wall on the main floor between the family room and living room office. I would like to know if a six inch st… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,807 satisfied customers
I just bought a house and the ceiling was sagging in the living
I just bought a house and the ceiling was sagging in the living room. Old lathe and plaster over 2x4 joists, 16 oc, spanning 17' 1.5"! I'm not sure what they were thinking! We pulled the ceiling down … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,807 satisfied customers
I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as
I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as well as connection details. I live in a two story house with basement. I am redesigning my kitchen and would like to remove a load bearing wa… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
what dimension steel I beam is required to clear span 22,
what dimension steel I beam is required to clear span 22', with a 10 psf dead load and 40 psf live load (floor load only, roof already exists) ? what dimension required if same span were to be split i… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,807 satisfied customers
OPening up a kitchen to breakfast room by opening up a laod
OPening up a kitchen to breakfast room by opening up a laod bearing wall down to the cabinet height in the kitchen. Laod bearing wall has a a bas and a double header 2x4 with a 2x8 setting on top of i… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I would like to find out what size beam you would recommend
I would like to find out what size beam you would recommend for this project. I have load bearing wall with a 5 foot opening in it now that I would like to open up to a 12 foot opening. There is a 10 … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
I am removing a interior wall with a 14ft span, I made a fletch
I am removing a interior wall with a 14ft span, I made a fletch beam using 2x8s with half inch steel plate 7.5inch tall . it is a load bearing wall on the first floor. is this enough support. thanks… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,747 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x