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adding closet above intersecting beams

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I'm renovating my 2 story house which includes removing the bearing walls between the dining, living, and sunroom and replaced with beams. This work is done and now I'm working in the bedrooms above this area. One thing I didn't think about is the closet placement in the bedroom. My plan for the closet placement would put it right in the middle of the beams below.
The closet is a box 26"x46" outside frame dimensions. I want to make sure that with the weight of the closet, the beams won't fall out of spec.
Any idea on how do I calculate the weight of a closet? I imagine it's more than the typical "40 live /15 dead" building weight.
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Thanks for the reassurance. So basically it would be a couple of short walls added to the load and storage part is still considered 40 psf.
I tend to over-think these things and I can certainly find a different place to store my collection of dead bodies.
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