The total span is 21ft. There is a column at 7ft then at 14ft.
I have finished the basement so one of the columns is hidden.
I want to remove the other visible column which would leave a span of 14ft unsupported.
I was recently told the best way to do this is to cut 2 of the 2x12s out to a length of 18ft, Leaving the 1 supported by the lolly.
Then purchase a microlam with the dimensions of 5 x 117/8 x 18 and lag and bolt it to the remaining 2x12.
Or remove 1 2x12 and bolt a 31/2 x 11 7/8 x 18 microlam to the remaining 2 2x12s.
What do you think? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.