Looking to stiffen floor a little and remove a lally column. Currently the
column supports 3 floor joists at the center of a 14 foot span. I was
looking to remove this column and give myself some more room. I was going to
build a 14 foot beam to support all the joists across the span. Can anyone
tell me what size beam I should build, or where to find load chart to figure
I was planning on using 2 x 12 x 16, 3 glues and bolted up with sandwiched
1/2 plywood. supported at either end.
The floor joist currently span about 16 feet and are old lumber 2 x 8
balloon framed of course.
Thanks in advance