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Old 08-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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ceiling joist size for 10.6 foot width room


Can't seem to find a link online for the specs for a ceiling joist beam to support the trusses on a tar and gravel roof for a room that is 10' 6" wide. I took out a petition wall that was separating two rooms to make one long room. Could someone direct me to a website that provides uniform building code for this particular issue in the state of Florida.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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I do not know of any beam sizing software on the web
If you need to put a beam in to support floor etc where you will need to have a beam sized
My local Lumber Co did this for free, other areas they may not do this

Did you verify the wall was not load bearing before taking it down ?
If you have trusses or ceiling joists that landed on this wall then it was load bearing & you should have a support wall up until the beam is in place

Pics of the opening/roof would help

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Sounds like you need a copy of IRC Table R502.5(2). There is a website somewhere on line that posts State Codes. If the State Code refers to IRC the website posts a copy of the IRC. I can't remember where it is but I found it a couple years ago. Keep searching the web and you'll find it.
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It's on page 9 of this free download: http://rapidlibrary.com/download_fil...ing+Codes+.rar

It's only the 2003 version, with some '97 references.

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Old 08-28-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
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I would check with your local lumber company or even some residential steel suppliers will tell you what you need if you buy the material from them. Something like that I would definately get an experts opinion.
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