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How far can a 6x12 cedar beam span as roof support for

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how far can a 6x12 cedar beam span as roof support for garage flat roof
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Customer: put I truss wood beams over existing flat roof garage with 6x12 cedar beams spaced 3 ft. apart total span 22 ft. inspector says I truss 113/4 deep cannot span 22 ft. for snow loads in n. Michigan so I put a knee wall at half way pt. 11 ft. but inspector is concerned that 6x12 beam cannot support knee wall
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: I trusses are 24 o.c.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
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