I have been reading several build over the last few months this is my first post. I have a large space in my basement that i am trying to plan a dedicated room in. I would love to make it a completely decoupled room by building a room in a room. But my big concern is my floor joist from the first floor will run the long side of the theater. My floor joist are 2 x 10 and span 15 ft onto a steal beem in the middle of the house. I think i can build the back and front walls and position the ceiling joist in between the above floor joist to keep my ceiling height minus maybe 1/4 of an inch. I want to extend past the center beam by 8 ft to 23 ft to get close the ceiling height x 1.6 x 2.6 golden rule. I am wondering if i can span 23 ft using 2 x10 and support the ceiling. I will have to notch over the beam what ever distance i stay away from the above floor so i don't touch that beam to stay decoupled. I am thinking i should be fine if my first floor can sit on a 15 ft span with the weight of everything about it that i could stretch the span with the only weight being the drywall. You expert framers please help me out. Can i do this ?
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12/14/12 at 4:17pm