Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I need to know the header size to support 6' span on…

Customer Question
I need to know the...
I need to know the header size to support 6' span on first level. This beam will be supporting a bedroom level and finished attic. The house is 1160 sq ft and house shingle roof. The roof is not supported by this beam. It will be installed in middle of the home and support floors above.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Structural Engineering
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
2/27/2016
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 3,049
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.
Verified

hello

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello i am hoping you are able to tell me the size header i need to support my home properly.
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

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The joist are 16" on center No roof trusses but i do have a basement. I will be looking to support new beam number 2 in drawing thank you
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the roof type is asphalt
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the trusses will span 18' so beam will be about 9' on each side
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Is there any storage or occupancy in the attic area?

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

What species of lumber will you be able to purchase?

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is storage in the attic and lumber will be douglas. Fir
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

I’d like to point out that a Professional Engineer’s standard of care typically includes a site visit to assess field conditions and get an overall understanding of the structure. This can obviously not be accomplished through the internet. The information provided here is meant for planning purposes only (general sizing and budgeting) and is based on the information provided by you. All loading cases considered are for vertical loads only, no lateral analysis has been completed. The information should be verified by a professional engineer who can visit the site to ensure that potentially important information has not been overlooked or omitted.

Hold on, let me run a few numbers

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

You can use a Double 2x10 Douglas Fir (#1 grade) to span your 6'. Put a 1/2" thick piece of plywood in between, glued and screwed.

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

If you feel you have received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Rating button that is appropriate. Experts are credited for each adequately Rated answer they provide. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Thanks

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you very much for your help
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Let me know if you have any more questions

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

If you feel you have received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Rating button that is appropriate. Experts are credited for each adequately Rated answer they provide. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Thanks

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Let me know if you have any more questions

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

If you feel you have received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Rating button that is appropriate. Experts are credited for each adequately Rated answer they provide. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Thanks

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a structural engineerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask walkereng Your Own Question
walkereng
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 3,049
3,049 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

walkereng is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

3,049 satisfied customers

Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

Civil Engineer, Major in Structures and Foundations. Professional Engineer 11 years of experience.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

6,436 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

Matt

Matt

Engineer

46 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering Hons degree, been working in automotive industry for the last 18 years - Engine development engineer

ibosley

ibosley

Master's Degree

88 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering

Ellen

Ellen

Consultant

109 satisfied customers

attorney and legal researcher

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

150 satisfied customers

45 years old, retired Marine Officer, current attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Structural Engineering Questions
I am building a 58' 4" wide 38' 8" deep house it has a 20 x
i am building a 58' 4" wide 38' 8" deep house it has a 20 x 28 loft over the 3 bedrooms. the beam will be 20'11 from front 17'9 from rear to get it under main hall wall, 3 columns 14.58 ft from each o… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I am opening up a load bearing kitchen wall to the adjacent
I am opening up a load bearing kitchen wall to the adjacent sunroom that was an addition in the past. The framing of the 2 story original home is balloon type. The attic was converted in the past to a… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
I want to take out a bearing wall. It is a 16' inside span.
I want to take out a bearing wall. It is a 16' inside span. It is a second floor 50lbs/sqft. The overall joists are 24' the beam will be in the middle. The depth is 9.5". What combination of lvl and s… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I'm looking to remove one to two support posts in my
I'm looking to remove one to two support posts in my basement to put in a pool table. If I remove one post there is a 16 foot span to cover. Will a microlam beam cover that far? … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I have a 24 span. I need a steel... i beam.. what size beam
I have a 24 span . I need a steel... i beam.. what size beam should i use... it is a small farm house and I am making the kitchen an open concept.. the beam is to support the roof only. and there is a… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I would like to install an LVL beam between my living room
Hello, I would like to install an LVL beam between my living room and kitchen, to open the floor space between the two rooms. The current non-load bearing wall that separates the two rooms, has two 2x… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I need to span a 12' space with an lvl. need to know size. I
I need to span a 12' space with an lvl. need to know size. I plan to use a triple 11 3/4 to hold up a beam that currently supports the second floor of a house with a hip roof. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
We have a load bearing wall in the middle of the house
Hello We have a load bearing wall in the middle of the house basement has an I beam to support 1st floor trying to do an open layout on the 1st floor we also have bedrooms on the 2nd floor. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I just purchased a two story home built on a crawl in 1994.
Hello. I just purchased a two story home built on a crawl in 1994. It has 2250 total square footage, 1350 main floor and about 900 upper floor. On the main floor I'm wanting to eliminate two vertical … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
I have a 19' span supported by 3 columns, I am trying to
I have a 19' span supported by 3 columns, I am trying to eliminate the middle one. I currently have a 8x8 Douglas fir header carrying 970 lbs per foot. What type of beam could I install while not exce… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I have a 21 lb 8 x 5.25in I beam that supports 2x12 floor
I have a 21 lb 8 x 5.25in I beam that supports 2x12 floor joist that span 18 ft from the beam to the outside wall (total span is 36 ft across the basement. They support a 1.25 story home above it (a s… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
, I have a question. I have removed a wall on the ground
, I have a question. I have removed a wall on the ground floor of my house a while back. The room size was 3 meter x 6 meter wide and is now 6 meter x 6 meter wide. I want to add some steel across the… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
Restoring an 1880 multi-story victorian home. Have sagging
Restoring an 1880 multi-story victorian home. Have sagging beam over pocket doors. Beam must span 10' (5' door opening and 5' to store door. Pocket doors are on first floor and part of load bearing wa… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
for a 13' span beam made of 2"x10" lumber that supports 2nd
for a 13' span beam made of 2"x10" lumber that supports 2nd level floor of 2"x10' floor joists spaced 16" apart with a roof above, how many pieces of 2"x10" x 13' lumber glued and bolted together is n… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
In my 1904 House, in my basement, I want to remove a structurally
In my 1904 House, in my basement, I want to remove a structurally supportive brick (not cinder block) wall and replace it with a beam or header which would clear span 15 feet and 1-1/2 inches without … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
I am trying to size a a beam to replace a portion of the bearing
I am trying to size a a beam to replace a portion of the bearing wall on our main floor. I would like to use standard sawn lumber if possible. This is a two story home with a basement. The roof slopes… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
Can I install a 16 (8 x 8) beam supported by 8 x 8 posts on
Can I install a 16' (8 x 8) beam supported by 8 x 8 posts on each end with no center support… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,436 satisfied customers
hello i need to know what size and type of lvl would be needed
hello i need to know what size and type of lvl would be needed to remove a 23ft section of the middle wall in a story and a half home on the main floor. the house is 26ft x 40ft the wall running perpe… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,049 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x