I am working with a four car garage 35'X 20'The building was built in 1919. The roof is flat with 1" pine sheeting and rolled roofing. (Approx.7.5 psf) There is a wall between each garage. The owner wants to open the garage up into one space. The 2X6 Roof joists (24"oc) run parallel (the 35'length) to the building and overlap on top of each garage seperating wall. When I remove these load bearing walls and install a beam to replace them, What size wood beam do I need? Steel beam?
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