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I am currently looking at replacing a beam in my basement. Currently it looks like there are 3 2x8's tied together running under the floor joists spanning a 20x20' floor. There are 2 columns supporting the floor beam. I was looking at sizing an LVL beam for this so I can get rid of the support columns. This is not a load bearing beam, just supporting the floor above. I am concerned about ceiling height at the beam if I get an LVL. Currently the floor joists (2x 10') are tied together at the ends and are on top of the support beam. Is it possible to cut the joists then attach them to the LVL using joist hangers? I attached some pictures which may help.