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Need structural engineering assistance. Need assistance
Need assistance determining ridge beam type and size and rafters. Looking to rebuild a patio that was a hipped roof converting to a gable roof. 3.5/12 pitch. Beam will be tied into house. 27' wide by 16' 1" to sheathing. Will be tied into house (2x4). … read more
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I am building adding a covered deck onto the back of my
I am building adding a covered deck onto the back of my house. It will be 24' across and 16' deep. Rafters will be 2x6, roof pitch is 8/12. As mentioned, the span across the deck will be 24'.Corner po… read more
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I have a 3.5"x14" glulam spanning about 20' as a ridge beam
Hi. I have a 3.5"x14" glulam spanning about 20' as a ridge beam for a hip roof with (2) 2x12 hip beams. Looking for appropriate fasteners to support the loads. … read more
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I am building a 15'x32' vaulted roof for an outdoor kitchen.
I am building a 15'x32' vaulted roof for an outdoor kitchen. What size ridge beam would be sufficient? It's a 6/12 pitch. There's 6 aluminum posts for support. … read more
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TryIng to determine what size beam I need to support gable roof. … read more
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I am having a great room built with open ceiling. the
I am having a great room built with open ceiling. the overall dimensions are 22 ft wide by 36 feet long; 4 foot overhand on one gable end and standard 1 foot at other gable. the roof rafters will cons… read more
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60 year old 3 bedroom one bath house. Has quarter basement
60 year old 3 bedroom one bath house. Has quarter basement and full walk in attic (as in real staircase with 7.5 ft ceiling at max). House is concrete block with brick. Roof has rafters no truss they … read more
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Designing a shed 12'x12' with a ridge beam of triple 2x10's
designing a shed 12'x12' with a ridge beam of triple 2x10's the support would likely come down on a header with clear span of 6'. doing a few calculations with 30 psf live and 10 dead for raleigh, NC,… read more
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I have a 10 foot interior supporting wall. Single story
I have a 10 foot long interior supporting wall. Single story house. The ceiling joist span from the front, outside wall to this interior supporting wall. The room is essentially 10 foot by 10 foot....… read more
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I am installing a 12' patio door (replacing a 6' patio door
I am installing a 12' patio door (replacing a 6' patio door and adjacent window) and need to know what size header to use. The wall where the door is going is at the gable end of the room. … read more
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I am building a pavilion cover over a deck. I want to use
I am building a pavilion cover over a wood deck. I want to use cedar wood for the post, beams, and rafters. The post would be 8x8, the rafters 2x10 or 2x12 on 24" centers. The beams would span 14' on … read more
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Would a beam made of 3- 2x12s be enough to support a 14 foot
Would a beam made of 3- 2x12s be enough to support a 14 foot span? It is a single story home 32 feet wide with a 5-12 pitch roof? If not, what would you recommend?… read more
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Building a 32x32 cabin with 30 Psf 20 lbs load 12-12 pitch I
Building a 32x32 cabin with 30 Psf 20 lbs load 12-12 pitch I want to span it without center post lumber yard said a 5 1/2 inch by 27 inch gluelam beam would work for ridge beam is that correct. And wh… read more
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How big a LVL beam do I need to span 20 feet on a porch that
How big a LVL beam do I need to span 20 feet on a porch that is 16 feet wide. The beam will support 2x8 rafters.… read more
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I am adding a porch roof to the rear of my house. I plan to
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Hi again, based on the beam sizes you provided me, can I get
Hi again, based on the beam sizes you provided me, can I get away with no interier ceiling joists ? Maybe I can add a simple 2"x4" x 3' collar to each rafter and be OK ? Thanks,… read more
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