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Im looking to make a wider opening in what is essentially an exterior wall of our house. (previous owner added and extra way that we would like to open up completely) the total width of the opening will be 12' on the first floor of a 2 story house with at basement. Im trying to figure out what size LVL bean i will need to use to make this work.
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Cool what other info do you need from me?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do you need any more information from me?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

This will support the second floor, attic, and roof?

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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

What is the hoist length supported by the beam? What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading? Will it support any ceramic tile?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It will be supporting a second floor and unfinished attic space. The second floor will have a bathroom supported by it that does have a tile floor. Im in Springfield (central) Illinois. Im not sure what you mean by hoist length.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I should clarify the attic, is unfitted and usable for storage, and of course there is a roof on top as well
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sorry unfinished and unusable
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Joist length.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The joists are 14' they sit on a 2x6 center wall in the house and the outside wall. The house is about 27.5' wide with the joist overlapping each other on the 2x6 wall in the center. All other walls are 2x4 construction. To my knowledges none of the joist are continuos from outside wall to outside wall.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

You will need a 7" x 11.875" 2.2E LVL

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Its a 2x4 exterior wall, its needs to be 3.5"x ? to fit in the wall....
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

3.5" x 16" LVL

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