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I have a wall that I want to take out which would give me a

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Hello, I have a wall that I want to take out which would give me a 20' unsupported span that supports the floor of the 2nd floor. The wall is 24" over from the steel beam supporting the 1st floor. What support would I need?
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: If I put the beam directly over the steel supporting the first floor, the new beam would be over a window on the outside wall, that's why the current wall is over 24".
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

Will it support a second floor and attic?

Will it support any ceramic tile?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The length on each side is 15-16', there are 2 bedrooms above which will have hardwood floors and furniture, and yes there is an attic, which the wall between the bedrooms might support in the middle.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

There is a window in the middle of the house?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's an outside wall that would support one side of the beam and an interior wall that would support the other. The outside wall has a window directly over the steel beam under the first floor, which is why the wall I want to remove is over 24" from the beam under it.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I hope that makes more sense.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

Not really. Can you post a picture or sketch?

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