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I have to build a few dock openings with 8" CMU and the door

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I have to build a few dock openings with 8" CMU and the door opening is 9 ft wide X 10 ft High so i was planing on useing 8" channel door bucks and a W8 x 24 steel I beam as a header with that work or can I go smaller there is going to be 12 ft of block on top of 9 ft
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will it support the roof? Anything else?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no roof load
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just 12 ft of 8 inch block
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Will the block be grouted?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if it needs to be i was going to grout around the door bucks and every 4 ft
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Give me a few minutes to run some numbers.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

You can use a W8x18

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cool thanks
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project

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