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I am removing a bearing wall that is 20 with a 4' return.

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I am removing a bearing wall that is 20 long with a 4' return. The wall is carrying the ceiling joists that are 2x8 @24"OC, Roof is stick framed not trusses with an unused attic above. I need to know the size of the LVL needed for the 20' span. This LVL will need to tie into a 2nd LVL that runs perpendicular I need sized to carry the end load. I am also looking for an lvl size to carry the end load.
If you can visualize I am using the LVL's to create a T with all 3 ends resting on bearing surfaces.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I can help. Can I get back to you this afternoon?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Will the LVL support just the attic or the roof, too? What is the hoist length on each side of the beam?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Due to the delay I have received my answer from another source.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Good luck with your project.

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