Increasing span in ceiling


Old 08-23-04, 01:40 PM
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Increasing span in ceiling

I am looking to remove a wall in my kitchen, but it will extend the span of the 2x6 joists above to nearly 15'. Above is a bedroom, as well as some attic space behind a knee wall. Probably 10' is bedroom, 5' unused attic.

Can I just sister another 2x6 joist to the existing ones to make up the load bearing? What are other suggestions?

Do I need to have a structural engineer come take a look?

Thank you for any advice.
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Old 08-23-04, 04:24 PM
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Have the engineer stop by.

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