I am removing a bearing wall between the living room and kitchen for a customer and want to replace it with a beam in the ceiling so the ceiling has a smooth transition all the way across. I am going to cut back the floor joists and install the beam over a 16' span and joist hang all the floor joists to the new header( will probably be a paralam or double 2x10LVLS) Of course I will get an engineer to spec out all the load calcs etc. Does this sound plausible? It is on the first floor. I believe I did this 7 years ago as an apprentice and it worked very well.
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Installing flush beam in ceiling to replace bearing wall