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I need to size a beam in my basement so I can remove the lally columns and make the space clear span. It is 24 feet wide and I want to support 20 foot of clear span. The house is two stories with a hip roof

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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 7 months ago
Will this support both floors and the attic?What is the joist length on each side of the beam?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is just the floor above. The room directly over this area is wide open with no load bearing interior walls The joist length is 12 feet.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 7 months ago
Thank you. Will it support any ceramic tile?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No it is a hardwood floor on top of 3/4 plywood
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 7 months ago
You can plan for a 7" x 14" 2.0E LVL
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 7 months ago

Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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