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Remodeling older house. Rafter roof over bedroom has ceiling
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21ft, 11inch I-Beam × 8in × 4.150, .5 web, 300 out .610"
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I need to build a 4 ft wide by 20ft walk way over water. I
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What I need help on is sizing a carrier beam. What I am
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Looking at doing a 2x8 beam on south wall of house for
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I want to create a few inches of additional headroom in my
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Job type - replace beams supporting a patio roof. One beam
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i need to span 20' and i have 3 4x12s, doug fir, beams, will
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I want to support a clear span over 34. The beam must hold
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I am building a two story apartment above my horse barn. I
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I am building a steel building 40ft wide x 50 ft long x 20
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