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Will a beam made up of 2x8s glued and screwed at different

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will a beam made up of 2x8s glued and screwed at different joint spacing span a 24 foot area?
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: just want to s[an a 24 foot area at the end of a storage building
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: would have a 240 sqft area floor to support
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

do you have any kind of sketch you can share with me?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

There is a button on that Chat Window that lets you attach files.

You can even take a closeup picture of your sketch and attach the picture if you want.

I want to make sure I fully understand your configuration.

Off the top of my head, you can not span 24' with a beam made of multiple 2x8's

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online

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