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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 would like to build a garage36' wide by 28'deep.light storage on the ceiling or floor joists 6 x6 posts 12' oc for the center carring beam which would be made up of 3 2x 10s glued and nailed w plywood. … read more
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I talked to you a while back about fixing a sagging roof. I
Hey there, I talked to you a while back about fixing a sagging roof. I thought I had 2 x12s 16"on center, but they are actually 2 x 6s. They are 16' long and you said I could sister LVLs to the existi… read more
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I am building a 24x24 garage with a Gambrel roof. The garage
I am building a 24x24 garage with a Gambrel roof. The garage will have an 18x24 2nd floor. The plan I have has a wood beam with 8 foot span down the center of the garage. I need to know if I can have … read more
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In my garage I have a loft above, the original blue prints
In my garage I have a loft above, the original blue prints have it there as well. The walls up to the ceiling of the garage are 16 on center but the rafters that span the garage are 20 on center. What… read more
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I want to convert my hip roof garage attic to a room. How
I want to convert my hip roof garage attic to a room. How can I reframe to make space? It it 23x30 and has 2x6 rafters, 2x8 joists joining on a giant engineered beam with 14' and 16' spans respectivel… read more
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Looking to remove a load bearing wall and span that area
Looking to remove a load bearing wall and span that area with a beam. The opening is 18 feet. It is a single story ranch with a 41/2 pitch hipped roof. the overall width of the house (inside dimention… read more
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I am expanding my garage with a 2nd floor bonus room above.
I am expanding my garage with a 2nd floor bonus room above. I can attach my plans, but I need to confirm that my spans are good and the beams/rafters are properly sized. The garage is 18' x 22' and th… read more
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I wish to open a weight-bearing wall and seek advice on the
I wish to open a weight-bearing wall and seek advice on the header beam requirements. … read more
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I just found this and figured I would ask if anyone could
Hi, i just found this and figured I would ask if anyone could help me choose a headder. i am widening my garage door from 10 ft to 11. i need to put in a new headder. I have 2 2×10s with insert now wi… read more
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Can I ask why nailing additional roof rafters and attaching
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I have a customer who wants to remove a bearing wall between
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Require minimum size W beam to support 60 lbs/sq.ft live load
Require minimum size W beam to support 60 lbs/sq.ft live load plus 10 lbs/sq.ft dead load ( total design of 70 lbs. sq.ft.) over a span of 48 feet with one support at 24 feet. Beam will be used to sup… read more
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I have an existing garage that I want to build a mezzanine
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Wall running along same direction as floor and ceiling joists
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If I have a ridge beam supporting rafters on both sides, my
If I have a ridge beam supporting rafters on both sides, my question is concerning the supports/columns at the ends of the rafters. Where do these supports need to be attatched to (wall ties?)?. Shoul… read more
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