Additional info: -Ceiling joists have studs running down directly above floor joists -Floor joists are 2x10 spanning ~14’ 16OC -One of the floor joists that will carry the load is doubled and right on the stairs wall -Wall in question is 20” offset from the basement beam below -load is just the ceiling joists/drywall -plan is to burry the header in the attic
City wants an engineer plan that will prove the floor can carry the load or how I can make it carry the load. -can adding a sister joist to the floor where it isn’t doubled work? Does that sister need to carry the full 14’ span?
I’ve learned that most of the time a load bearing wall in the center of a home (60s ranch in this case) is typically directly over the basement support beam thus transferring the energy of the roof straight down the wall/floor and into the columns/foundation. A wall I want to open up into a kitchen is load bearing (ceiling joists overlap across it) but the basement beam is 1.5-2’ off of being directly below. Does anybody see a problem transferring the load from a 30” opening to a 7’ opening with a new header etc? Wisconsin snow covered 5/12 pitch for reference.