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I have a 40 foot span with a load of 1500 lbs. how big of a

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I have a 40 foot span with a load of 1500 lbs. how big of a beam do I need
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Do you want wood or steel?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I beam
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Great. Give me a few minutes to run some numbers

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

You can plan for a W10x33 beam ASTM A992 Gr. 50. The beam is 10" deep x 10" wide and weighs 33 pounds per foot. That will work for a 1500 pound load anywhere on the beam.

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