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icfb53
framing question

I was hoping I could get some help here without going to a architect. I installed 2 micro lam beams that are 9"5inch wide, 2in thick, and 16ft long. The beams are holding 11 joists one side the joists go out 13ft on 1 side, and the other side goes11ft. This is holding up the second floor where there are 2 bathrooms. The Micro lam beam has bent a little so I wanted to re-support with a steel fitch beam. My question is which size steel fitch beam is best, 1/2in or 5/8th?

jpsmithny
Re: framing question

You need the services of a structural engineer or an architect.

Only they will be able to calculate the loads both live and static.

Then you can size the beam correctly.

MLBSF
Re: framing question

ditto !!!!!

dj1
Re: framing question

I agree too, their fee will be money well spent.

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