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I'm. Taking out a loadbearing wall and opening up my house I

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I'm. Taking out a loadbearing wall and opening up my house I will have a span of 24 feet that will have to be supported by an LVL. Would 1inch and three-quarter by 18" x 24' long LVLbe good enough
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: Can I go lower like an 11?inch high LVL or should I go even higher at like the 24 inch LVL
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.
1.) #4
2.) 24"
3. Trusses
4. Redfield SD 57469
5. Shingle
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The pitch on my roof is like 4/12 pitch I hsve an attic with just insulation Etc at the header will be just supporting the roof/ attic
Can I do 24' by 16" or 18" with one LVL on each side
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are you there
Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

Sorry for the delay, I have been traveling the last couple of days.

Item #1, you said New Beam #4, then later you said the new header would only support the roof/attic. That sounds like a New Beam #3. Can you look at my sketch again to be sure?

Item #2 you gave me the spacing of your joists/rafters, I need to know the span length of those members (distance between supporting walls).

Expert:  walkereng replied 10 months ago.

Let me know when you come back online.

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