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I am in the planning stages for a garage build. I'd like the roof to span 34', and if possible not have any supporting posts or beam. Snow load in Toronto Canada (so not much) 3% low some roof to shed snow and rain. I'd like to be able to do some container gardening on the roof, so it needs to support s few humans walking around and some tomato plants. I'm curious about the depth of the joists and how much headroom I would loose inside if the joists aren't supported for the entire 34'. Thanks! … read more
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I am building a outside deck 10 ft high, walking out from
I am building a outside deck 10 ft high, walking out from the second floor of our house. It is 30ft long. I would like to put columns on each end so there is no visual obstruction on the first floor s… read more
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I am trying to support a 2nd level floor that spans 20' feet
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I am wanting to replacing a load bearing wall with a lvl 2.2
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I am removing a load bearing wall in the basement of a 1
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We are removing a 16'6” load bearing wall in a 100yr old
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I have a load bearing wall in London Ontario, That I would
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I'm looking to remove one to two support posts in my
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I need to size an I-beam to replace the current structural
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I have a 2X8 floor @ 16" o.c. that spans 23'. This sits on a
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I am needing to span 22 feet, where I will remove a load
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