Supporting a cathedral ceiling
Doing renovation and would like to remove the western wall supporting a 20' cathedral ceiling span.
The cathedral ceiling sits perpendicular to the rest of the home and the wall supporting it is currently 2"x4" 8' 16"oc but is only resting on the flooring 3/4" running between the floor trusses, not directly on top of any floor truss. There is the standard truss above the kitchen and a 12" lam beam sistered to it that is currently sitting on top of the above mentioned wall.
Not sure how removing the supporting wall would affect the outward pressure, but am curious as to what I can expect the engineer to say about bottom support.
Will I need a post in the middle going down to foundation with footing?
Can I add an additional Beam, steel I or lam, and span from outside wall to steel I Beam in center basement?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Really don't want another support beam in an odd place in the basement. Not to mention the mess/cost of putting in a footing.