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What size steel beam can i use to support 2"x8" floor joists

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what size steel beam can i use to support 2"x8" floor joists the proposed beam will need to span 12'.
the joists span 11'4" and 9'4" on either side of the beam ( spans are from support walls to the proposed beam )
in addition there is a 2x4 stud wall directly over the proposed beam
there are no additional loads (dead or live)
Additional question: due to clearance issue can the joists be attached the side of the beam, with lumber and joist hangers as opposed to bearing directly on top of the beam?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I can help

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Is the wall above the beam a bearing wall for the attic?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Is it supporting one floor and the attic?

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