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Want make exiting main floor in to open concept. one othe wall is laod bearing with 1 open

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Want make exiting main floor in to open concept. one othe wall is laod bearing with 1 opening to existing kitchen 36 inc the other end stops at middle of mt living room..
the total lenght is 14 ft with 1 opening 36 inch
want to remove the entire wall
pls advice
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
What is the total span of the beam? What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support a single floor only? Will it support any ceramic tile.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Single floor above. on bed room above, No ceramic tiles. the length of the beam wall to removed is 16 ft and the joist length is 9 ft side wise
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am in Canada. give me you number I will call
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The wall thickness is 5 inch
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am a bit handy caped, bear with me for beeing slow
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
I will size an LVL for you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
5.25" x 11.25" 2.0E LVL
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
here are the Nos. One side joist 11ft and other side 9ft. Length of beam wall to be removed 16 ft.height is 9ft
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
can I make one or should I buy the beam. How Do I install it. Any link plz. whats the proximate cost. Available in Home depot?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
You can't make an LVL, you need to buy it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
any pillers required? Pl help me with installation directions or link
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5.25" x 11.25" 2.0E LVL
Is It LVL or E LVL pl confirm
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
That is the size you need. Of course you need posts (that are properly supported by footings) to support the beam
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I want to Know should I ask for LVL or E LVL
Ok Thanks for now. Let me hit the market for the beam
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
It's an LVL. The stress grade is 2.0E
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi
we lost the connection, can pl come back
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
I'm here. You have all the information needed.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.