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I live in Minneapolis mn. I have a flat roofed garage that

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I live in Minneapolis mn. I have a flat roofed garage that is 24 x20.
There is abeam made up of three 2x12s spanning 20 ft. The roof structure is made up of 2x12s spaced 1 ft on center. They rest on and cross the beam at 18 ft. I would like to move the beam 18 inches shortening the span to 16.5 ft. So now the question . Is the besm of 3 2x12s adequate if not can you describe what type and size of beam I will need?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Can you provide me with a rough sketch with dimensions that I can sue to make sure I fully understand your configuration?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

You can attach your sketch to the Chat Window.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I understand you want a drawing I will provide later today
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online with your drawing.

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