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I will be building an apartment inside a metal building. The

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I will be building an apartment inside a metal building. The load on the ceiling joists and beams will be the inside portion of an HVAC system (heat pump) and light storage. The building is 40' x 50'. The apartment will be 40' x 20', so 3 sides of the apartment will be adjacent to the metal walls. I am planning on using 2" x 6" joist varing from 8' to 12' in length (depending on location of windows and doors) running long ways. So if I make my own wooden beam (2 boards nailed together with a 1/2" plywood inbetween) what size board should I use?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
You want beams spaced 8' to 12' apart to support the 8' to 12' joists? This will be a single floor apartment with the joists and beams supporting a ceiling only with no storafe above them?

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