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Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks
Let me take a look at your information, hold on
One more question, any storage or occupancy in the attic area?
Sorry, one more question:
Is this proposed beam going to carry any roof loading (i.e do you have any purlin bracing coming down on this wall)
OK, let me run a few numbers, hold on.
I’d like to point out that a Professional Engineer’s standard of care typically includes a site visit to assess field conditions and get an overall understanding of the structure. This can obviously not be accomplished through the internet. The information provided here is meant for planning purposes only (general sizing and budgeting) and is based on the information provided by you. All loading cases considered are for vertical loads only, no lateral analysis has been completed. The information should be verified by a professional engineer who can visit the site to ensure that potentially important information has not been overlooked or omitted.
Since this beam will be supporting roof loading, your beam depth has increased.
I can give you an engineered wood option for your 22’ span beam:
Double 1-3/4” x 18” Versa-Lam 1.7 2400 DF
These are Boise Cascade products and you can go to the following link to find distributors in your area. http://www.bc.com/locations/#!/building-materials-distribution
You will need to have a local engineer detail your connections, size your support columns and determine foundation requirements.
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