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We are opening up an existing doorway (lower floor) from 4 feet to 8 feet in a load bearing wall (upper floor, but not roof) in a two story home. Above the doorway is the upper floor 3.5" studwall sitting on 2" x 12"s. Nails are visible in the 2x12 so I know it's load bearing (joists are perpendicular to the wall we are working on). Walls above and below are both interior walls and are 3.5" studs. Where could I find the right thickness of the 3.5" GLULAM we need to support the 2 x 12 end plate above the opening. (keeping the tie plate on the first floor wall)
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What is the length of the 2x12s on each side of the wall? Will it support any ceramic tile? Does it also support an attic or only the one floor?

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