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Old 07-18-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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I am trying to get info about spanning a 30 ft load bearing reach with an LVL or Glulam with no supports is this possible?? This is in a house under the second floor where the floor joysts are married together. Now there is a 2x4 poorly framed wall holding it upbut the home owner wants it (the wall) removed

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If you aren't going to be able to put any supports/posts underneath of the beam... How do you think it is going to stay up??

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you will need an on site engineers' evaluation for a 30' span. that is a long ways with a lot of unknown variables to even get close to answering your question over the internet.
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Like the guys above said, this is a DIY project to put together...but not a DIY to calculate....besides the beam, you have to take into accunt the footing under the posts at each end....

30' Is a long span....might want to also consider PSL beams. To give you a relative idea....my garage is 20' wide...and I have a 7x16 PSL beam down the middle of my garage....and that is only 20'.
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30' span will most likely be a steel I-beam. You're going to have to pay an engineer to spec it and the end posts.
Like I always say, make sure you follow the load to make sure the posts are supported all the way down to the foundation.
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I am trying to get info about spanning a 30 ft load bearing reach with an LVL or Glulam with no supports is this possible?? This is in a house under the second floor where the floor joysts are married together. Now there is a 2x4 poorly framed wall holding it upbut the home owner wants it (the wall) removed
You have no choice but to have an architect or engineer spec a beam for you. Your question cannot be answered here.
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I am going to guess that this is the same project as this one from the other day. http://www.diychatroom.com/f14/lvl-150659/ Nobody here is qualified to give you the answer you need to hear (aside from hire an engineer) or crazy enough to give you the one you want to hear

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