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Can you tell me approx what a ridge beam size would be

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Can you tell me approx what a ridge beam size would be for a garage that is 24' x 42 '
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: is for a garage with a gable roof
JA: Is there anything else the Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: id like to use a PSL beam instead of steel if possible
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 5 months ago.

I can help

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Great do you require any additional info ?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the ridge beam span would be approx. 42' . its in CT for snow loads
Expert:  walkereng replied 5 months ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

Assume your ridge beam is at the peak of the roof and you only have the top story.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i sent you a section
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
im not sure what happened ? what is the next step here ?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
when will we get answer ?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
I can help