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

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Customer: ***** *****, what size ceiling joist do I need for a 23 foot span. Ceiling joist is also the attic floor.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: 1 story home, some repairs were made to eliminate walls.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I can help

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.
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
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year 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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
don't bother, while I was waiting for your answer I found out myself...this isn't rocket should have known the answer without looking it up.
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought you were leaving the office?
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I typed it on my phone.