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I HAVE 31 FOOT WIDE BY 30 CARPORT WHAT SIZE BEAM WOULD I

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I HAVE 31 FOOT WIDE BY 30 LONG CARPORT WHAT SIZE BEAM WOULD I NEED TO HAVE IT OPEN NO POST IN THE CENTER
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: I HAD A CARPORT BUILT BUT IT HAS TO MANY POSTS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE NO POST IN THE CENTER I WANT THE CARPORT TO BE TOTALY OPEN
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: IT HAS 3 LVL 4 X 12 BEAM NOW
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
The first thing I would say is that I recommend against using an LVL in this scenario. LVL should only be used inside
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Is this a gable roof with joists and rafters? Which direction will the ridge run?
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