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Will a 4x12 western red cedar be adequate as a ridge beam foe

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will a 4x12 western red cedar be adequate as a ridge beam foe a gabled, vaulted roof 12' in length outside plate to o.s. plate = 14' Pitch is 8/12
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
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