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Have a clear span of 30 ft. An LVL beam to be used as a ridge

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Have a clear span of 30 ft. An LVL beam to be used as a ridge to an interior vaulted ceiling is desired. The pitch is 6/12. The width of the vault is 22 ft. What size LVL assembly is recommended?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lafayette, LA
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
You will need a 7" x 24" 2.0E LVL to limit deflection to L/600 to minimize the chances of cracking interior finishes from deflection of the ridge pushing the side walls out.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
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