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What size is the 6 x beam ' span. I m w I m building

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What size is the 6 x beam for 16' span. I m w I m building a tile roof 6' x 16' patio cover
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: This is atypical patio cover with ledger attached to the exterior wall and two 4x6 posts support under the beam
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
So you need a beam clear spanning 16' supporting 6' long rafters?what is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Do you want wood or steel?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I live in Torrance, CA. No snow. I want wood beam.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Double 2x10 doug-fir no. 2 pressure treated.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I want to use only 6x solid wood beam. Please provide me the size, 6x10, 6x12, 6x16, ....
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
6x10
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
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