Using two 2x12 that are 12' long tied to a supporting a Load Bearing ceiling with no floor above, can 24 inches be used as a cantilever to support another load bearing ceiling supporting wall?
To clarify in attached picture, I want to eliminate 24inches as shown or scribbled out, and tie the two 2x12 into that 'B' Support wall. The 'B' wall which is shown in the picture is a wall with an opening cutout. The B 'Portion shown is 15inches wide (ceiling to end) from the cutout it is 6' to the tie-in to 'A' Wall.
To simplify my question I would be leaving the B portion and upper A portion and 24" would be removed from the 'A' wall.
Simply having 24 inches now hanging with two 2"x 12" married together to support the other load bearing wall.