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I have to hold a 1500 lbs light bar in a house. The bar is

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I have to hold a 1500 lbs light bar in a green house. The bar is 64 feet long. I can support the beam every 16 feet. The weight is evenly distributed. How big of an i beam do i need and how big do the columns need to be? Thanks Kevin

The light bar itself is a full 64 feet long? And weighs a total of 1500 pounds for the entire 64 foot length? Do you feel like you need an I-bea The light bar itself is a full 64 feet long? And weighs a total of 1500 pounds for the entire 64 foot length? Do you want a steel I-beam? Or are you just thinking you need one?

W4x13 ASTM A992 Gr. 50 Will work well for you. The beam is 4 inches deep by 4 inches wide and weighs 13 pounds per foot. The posts can be a 3 inch nominal schedule 40 pipe ASTM a 500 grade B.