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Have an 18 ft. span, exterior wall need to support the

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Have an 18 ft. span, exterior wall need to support the second floor and roof load, what size laminated beam do I use?

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Like to remove the exterior wall leading in to an enclosed porch expanding the living room area

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House is of balloon construction built around 1910ish

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Structural Engineering
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
do you have any idea when I could expect and answer?
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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
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Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
house not mine but my daughters, she will gather the information needed, get back to me at which time I will forward.thx
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

Great, some pictures would be great if she has some.

There is a button on the Chat Window that allows you attach files.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
will do and thanks
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

Let me know when you come back online

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Home is a semi-detached, please see enclosed below
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have already been charged the $46 fee awaiting your answer. thx
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

Sorry for the delay.

1. So from your sketch, you would like to open up 18' of the wall on the left side of the drawing?

2. Just below the 2x8 floor joists?

3. Is this a wood framed wall on the left side?

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Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

Let me know when you come back online

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
need to open front of home not side having problem attaching scan to document not sure if you can open????
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

I am leaving my office right now and will take a look at your attachment when I get home this evening. Talk to you a bit later.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thx
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

From my sketch, would your proposed beam be in the New Beam #4 position?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Sorry for delayed response, work rather demanding, in your sketch would be beam #4 however, not side of home but front, we need only to support front wall of house along with roof load only. No load from second floor if you can reference my last sketch. if unclear let me know, till what time can I call you tomorrow 12/7. need this resolved shortly to move forward with renovation of first floor
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can you call me using the above number tomorrow 12/9 any time
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
would really appreciate a call to resolve this question I can be reached at(###) ###-####(preferred) or the above listed numberthx
Ken
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
requested a call a week ago. Not yet received would appreciate it if you were to refund the $34.00 for this service not received.thx
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