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I need to know what size of wooden beam i nerd for hold my

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JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I need to know what size of wooden beam i nerd for hold my roof?
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: I have remove a wall between my bedroom and hallway to make my room bigger
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: So already i removed some horizontal support that i had under my old beam
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This is a room 12 by 10 with slopped roof, no any top floor. Just a simple wooden ceiling. The long of beam that i need is 12' that will hold a side of same slopped roof and a side of my porch roof that already i closed it like a room. I putted two 2*4 horizontal support for hold the new beam in the left and right side but just i am wondering what size of beam i need?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The first picture is old support and beam that already removed
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Other picture is the two temporary jack that i made for hold roof during work
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
last pic is a new beam that i already installed, it is two ply 10*2 that i glued and screwed together to be stronger
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Just i am looking to know if i can use of smaller beam like two 8 or 6 by 2 instead two 10by2 that currently i used?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
This house is located in laguna beach in Orange County, CA
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't know math just please tell me simple.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Do you only have a roof above the beam? No attic?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Flat roof or gable?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi, thanks.
No attic. It is gable.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.

Thank you. The last piece of information I need is the length from this beam to the ridge of the gable roof and the length of the roof joists in the porch?

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