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I would like to build a beam to span 17' using LVL beams.

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I would like to build a beam to span 17' using LVL beams. The beam would support one floor and roof. Joists are made of 2x10 and spaced at 16". Floor measurements are 12' on one side of beam and 8 on other. I was thinking (4) 1.75X9.5x17' lvls bolted together. I live in Maryland so I do get some snow.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New beam #4 Span 17'
#1 span 12'
Trusses span to exterior walls
Edgewater , Maryland
Shingle roof
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry that should be joist span #3
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Just want to make sure I am sizing the correct beam. In your first post, you said this beam will support 1 floor and roof. Then you say New Joist Span #3 from my sketch, which supports ceilin and roof. Can you look over your project and let me know which beam is correct for your situation.

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online

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