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Replacing a 9'6" bearing wall on the first floor of a 2

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Replacing a 9'6" bearing wall on the first floor of a 2 story cape styled house .
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: The house is 24' wide so the load on the beam is 12' x 9'6?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: there are no interior walls on the second floor that transfer any loads to the proposed beam
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.


Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

So this beam will support the second floor only?

Will it support any ceramic tile?

Are you looking for LVL or dimension lumber?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hardwood floor, dimensional, think 2-2x10 w/ 2 layers 5/8" cdx ply glued and nailed. B. I is looking for confirmation
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

If you want 2x10, then you'll need four of them. If you can use 2x12, you can get away with three.