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I want to remove a 16' 2X4 wall on my bottom floot that

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I want to remove a 16' 2X4 wall on my bottom floot that support the end of a 16' span of floor joists on 16" o.c. from my second floor. What size beam will I need?

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Each Column is directly over foundation support

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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Is there more info you need?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
Is it supporting joists from both sides? Or just one side?Will it support a floor or roof or attic or some combination?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just one side, the beam will run through the center of the roof span. Supported by a column and an out side wall
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

So it will support the roof only?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The beam would run directly below 16’ floor joists on 16” center. Above the joists would be a continuing wall up to the roof rafters. The beam would run 16’ from and outside end wall to a center column direct to a foundation pad. It would only support joist on one side .
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
Great. Thank you. Since it will support the roof, what is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

Do you want wood or steel?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I would prefer wood or LVL, but if the dimensions don’t work I can use steel
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
I expect this will be a 14 inch or 16 inch LVL. Would you prefer me to size that or steel?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
4x14 or 4x16 ?Yes I would like a steel option
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
I will size the steel beam for you
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
You can plan for a W 8 x 24 steel beam ASTM A992 Gr 50
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What are the wood dimensions?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago
7" x 14" 2.0E LVL or 5.25" x 16" 2.0E LVL
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
If I only run 10.5’ what size LVL CAN I USE?
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

7" x 11.25" 2.0E LVL

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What about a 14’ beam? Needs to be 5.23” wide
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 8 months ago

I can't do undending runs. I provided three sizes for wood for two different spans and a size for steel. If you need more iterations of this run, we will have to start a new question.

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