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WHAT SIZE H BEAM CAN BE USED TO SUPPORT A DECK THAT IS TO BE
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Former owner added a 9' x 7' garage door to eave side of
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The lower floor back, exterior wall of the 2 story house buts an 8 ft porch which has a covered roof. The shed roof is attached to the house with a 6 and 12 pitch which is attached just below the upst… read more
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I am planning on partially covering a wooden deck. The cover
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I am renovating a one hundred year old house. The basic original
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Hi, building a enclosed 3 season porch off the back of my house.
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I am adding a 12 x 202" porch to my house, 202" parallel
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I am rebuilding a 2nd floor wood deck on an older historic
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Hi again, based on the beam sizes you provided me, can I get
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