I have a single family ranch. I need to remove a column in the basement. The original beam is 3 2x8,s with a cloumn every 7'-6'' floor joist are 12 ft long 16" oc. I want to span 16 feet can this be done with 16' 2x8,s along the existing beam? tail of floor joist is 4" past the original I was hoping to put 2 16' 2x8 on each side of the original triple and add columns to support.
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