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I am wanting to determine what size glulam beam I would need

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I am wanting to determine what size glulam beam I would need for a free standing 20' x 30' patio cover. I will be using engineered trusses to span the 20' direction. I also need to know what size post I need to support the glulam and at what spacing? I live in an area with a 25 lb snow load requirement. And will be installing an asphalt shingles.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I can help. Can I get back to you in a couple hours?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

I can size the beam for Gravity loading. You will need to also have the entire structure analyzed for wind. Do you want to clear span the 30' or so you want more posts with a smaller beam?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I was thinking of putting in a post every 10 ft or so.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

Ok. I will size he beam accordingly

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
When might I expect an answer on this?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

In in about 10 minutes

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

3.125" x 10.5" pressure treated glulam 24F-V8.

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