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What size ceiling joist do I need 23 foot span. Ceiling

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***** *****, what size ceiling joist do I need for a 23 foot span. Ceiling joist is also the attic floor.

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1 story home, some repairs were made to eliminate walls.

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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years 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

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
1 no beam
#2 ceiling joists are 24 feet wall to wall.
#3 bracing only
#4 Sacramento, CA
#5 asphalt shingles
#6 1 story ranch
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Thanks for the information. I am leaving my office now, I will look at your information and get back with you a little later this evening. Talk to you soon.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
don't bother, while I was waiting for your answer I found out myself...this isn't rocket science...you should have known the answer without looking it up.
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Sorry I could not help. Good luck with your project.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I thought you were leaving the office?
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

I typed it on my phone.

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