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I have a load bearing wall that I want to remove I want to replace it with a beam

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The loadbearing will in in a concrete slab in the center of the home

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
the beam needs to be 18" long what type of beam do i need its going up in the ceiling and joist tied with hangers to it
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
hello
i want to remove a load bearing wall its 18 long
it is on a slab in the center of the house
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
i want to replace it with a beam it has to hold up the second floor and atic what type of beam do i need
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

Will it support any ceramic tile?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
not at the moment
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
just wood floors
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
there is another loadbearing wall right over the loadbearing wall
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

What is the joist length on each side of the beam?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
14'
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
each side
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
that's the 2 joist then the wall holds them in the middle
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
do you think its better to talk on the phone?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

We can, but it's not critical

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
ohh ok then i'll stay on here then
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

You can plan for four 1.75" x 14" 2.0E LVL. If you ever want ceramic tile, you will need to strengthen and stiffen it.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
with tiles what do i need
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

Four 1.75" x 18" 2.0E LVL

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
is the four 1.75" x 18" 2.0E lvl good if I put tiles upstairs?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 9 months ago

Correct.

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