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I have an stage opening of 24 ft and carries only a metal roof,

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I have an stage opening of 24 ft and carries only a metal roof, what size LVL should I use to span the 24 ft.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.
What is the rafter span on each side of the beam? What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There are 8X8 posts at each end of the 24 foot opening. This is a stage which is 24 ft wide by 16 ft deep. We want the 24 ft front opening to be open without the need of a middle post for support, so as not to interfere with the view of the stage. The roof will be made of 2X6 and 20 ft. long for each rafter,(overhang in front and back) then we will use 2X4 lumber every 2 ft. coming up those rafter as the support to screw the metal sheeting to. It is in Quincy, IL
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What is the rafter length on each side of the beam?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the overhang is 3.5 ft. the rest of the 20 ft is sloped down. Please just call me tomorrow on my cell phone(###) ###-####
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
We are not supposed to share personal contact information without an additional service. I will size the beam for you now
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
You can plan for a 7" x 14" 2.0E LVL to limit deflection to span/240

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