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Old 02-27-2013, 10:19 PM   #16
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then I'd have to say it is load bearing. It can be removed but would need a beam to be able to support the load of the joists. ends of the beam would have to be supported by walls or columns so that loads are transferred to the ground.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #17
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Just didn't know if u meant u were moving attic pull down stairs or real stairs
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #18
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Ok it about a fourteen ft span what should i use two 2x8?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #19
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If willing u could make header exposed double 2x8 under ceiling joists with jack studs under header ends so it wouldn't be a full wall, just be a big opening about 85 in from floor yo headet
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And u wouldn't have to touch ceiling joists
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #21
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for a 14' span with about a 12' tributary (1/2 the distance from front wall to rear wall) load I'd expect something closer to a 4-ply 2x12 (spruce-pine-fir #2), or a 2-ply 11-1/4" LVL not a 2-ply 2x8. Your beam load on a 12' tributary load (20 psf live load + 10 psf dead load) would be 360 lbs per lineal feet of beam. A 2-ply 2x8 (spruce-pine-fir #2) would be good for about a 7' span based upon these loads
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for a 14' span with about a 12' tributary (1/2 the distance from front wall to rear wall) load I'd expect something closer to a 4-ply 2x12 (spruce-pine-fir #2), or a 2-ply 11-1/4" LVL not a 2-ply 2x8. Your beam load on a 12' tributary load (20 psf live load + 10 psf dead load) would be 360 lbs per lineal feet of beam. A 2-ply 2x8 (spruce-pine-fir #2) would be good for about a 7' span based upon these loads
I'm no engineer do u may be right but even for a wall were the only thing on it is the continuous ceiling joist (2x6)

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