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What size span will an oak beam, 6 x 10" carry? This is an

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What size span will an oak beam, 6 x 10" carry? This is an 1820 stone house and we have a support column 15 feet from the wall supporting the beam which extends another 5 feet to an inside supporting beam. We would like to move the support structure to the inside wall to free up the space in the middle of the room. Will the beam support the span? Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
What is the joist length on each side of the beam? Will it support one floor and an attic?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The joist are 8 feet on top of cut stone walls about a foot thick. I was mistaken by the demensions of the beam: it is 10 x 10 inches. Thank you.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.

This beam doesn't support the stone wall, correct?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Correct, the wall is self supporting. This is an interior beam, from the stone wall to an interior structural beam running parallel to the stone wall. Thank you for your persistence!
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.

Assuming it supports a single floor only, the maximum allowable span is 12'.

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