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I need to span 27'-0" from exterior wall to exterior wall.

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I need to span 27'-0" from exterior wall to exterior wall. I'll like to take out the load bearing wall and replace with one steel beam
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
Will this support the second floor, attic, and roof?I can size the beam for vertical loading, but you'll need to have a complete lateral analysis done to ensure the structure is stable for wind and seismic forces since you're removing a big portion f the lateral system
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It's a 3 story house. 1st, 2nd & attic. The beam will be on 1st floor. the wall i'll like to take out is load bearing but.... i;ll like to install a steel beam from end to end on the exterior walls (27' span )...
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
I got you. That wall is supporting vertical load but it's also providing overall lateral stability.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading,
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
What is the rafter length from ridge to this eave?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can you call me directly ...(###) ###-####City: Mount Vernon , NY 10550
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 3 months ago.
I can call, but I have to submit an offer for that. It is additional

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