Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

What size LVL beam do I need for an 8ft opening on the 1st…

What size LVL beam...

What size LVL beam do I need for an 8ft opening on the 1st floor of a 2 story home

Tutor's Assistant: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.

Thinking about using 2 2x 10 LVL beams to span a non load bearing wall opening

Tutor's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?

Floor joists are running parallel with the interior wall that is being opened up for a larger opening. The 8ft opening is replacing a 3ft opening

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
8/17/2017
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,716
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
Hello
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Is it in an interior or exterior wall?
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,716
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
StructuralEng and 87 other Structural Engineering Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Interior wall
Phone call session started
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 StructuralEng Your Own Question
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,716
7,716 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Structural Engineer

StructuralEng 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

2,733 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

7,716 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

Matt

Matt

Engineer

45 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

149 satisfied customers

45 years old, retired Marine Officer, current attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Structural Engineering Questions
What size lvl beam to span 16 feet with second floor bedroom
what size lvl beam to span 16 feet with second floor bedroom above it … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I need LVL beam size for an 18 foot span to replace the wall
I need LVL beam size for an 18 foot span to replace the wall between the kitchen and dining room in a two story colonial. The wall is an interior wall no roof load … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
Taking down a load bearing wall...need to know the size of
taking down a load bearing wall...need to know the size of the beam to handle the load … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I have a section of wall that needs to be replaced with a
I have a section of wall that needs to be replaced with a beam. It will measure out approximately 8 feet in run. It has 2x8 floor joists (actual dimension 1-3/4" x 7-3/4") on one side and 2x6 ceiling … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
2 story home, beam span 15ft, supporting span 28ft, beam to
2 story home, beam span 15ft, supporting span 28ft, beam to be placed on 1st story supporting 2nd floor/wall which supports the roof, 6x8 below supporting 1st floor on piers every 4 feet, joists above… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I would like to remove a wall. What information do you need
Hello, I would like to remove a wall. What information do you need to help me choose the correct laminated beam?… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 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
7,716 satisfied customers
I want to remove a first floor load-bearing wall. the opening
i want to remove a first floor load-bearing wall. the opening would be 20'. this is a 60's 2-story house. underneath the 1st floor is the garage. what sized beam would i need and how do i need to supp… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I would like to remove an 8ft load bearing wall. It's a two
I would like to remove an 8ft load bearing wall. It's a two story colonial with a wall directly above and a steel beam in the basement directly below. One side of the wall sits on a post in the baseme… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I have a cape style home , which is a two story. Im installing
I have a cape style home , which is a two story. Im installing a lvl beam beam in place of a load bearing wall. This load bearing wall does no sit directly over the 6x8 beam under the first floor, whi… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 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
7,716 satisfied customers
I am removing a load bearing wall, and need to replace it with
I am removing a load bearing wall, and need to replace it with a support beam. The opening is 12' 9" from wall to wall, so the beam would be 13' 7". One support wall (for the beam) is an exterior wall… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I need to know the appropriate type and size of steel beam
I need to know the appropriate type and size of steel beam to install in a basement with a 2 story open room over it. the beam will span 24 feet.… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,733 satisfied customers
I am looking for help sizing an LVL header for a 10-12 opening
I am looking for help sizing an LVL header for a 10'-12' opening (the ultimate size will depend on the specs of the beam - 12' would be nice, but if the beam requirements/price are significantly highe… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I need to know what size steel beam and posts are needed to
I need to know what size steel beam and posts are needed to span 14 1/2 feet. This will be in the basement of a 2 story house roughly 40 x 42 in dimension with a center bearing wall, attic joist resti… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I am working on a 100 year old house, the second story floor
I am working on a 100 year old house, the second story floor is carried by 2X8 spanned 14'4" they run front to back, the front end of the joist rest on the front wall. and on the rear end by a header,… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as
I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as well as connection details. I live in a two story house with basement. I am redesigning my kitchen and would like to remove a load bearing wa… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 satisfied customers
Designing a new residential house. Looking for 2 wooden beam/solution
Designing a new residential house. Looking for 2 wooden beam/solution (LAM, etc.) to support two stories above. Bearings will be concrete foundation on 1 side, and steel I-beam on other. Beam 1 length… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
7,716 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