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I have a steel barn with a clear span of 34 feet. The roof

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I have a steel barn with a clear span of 34 feet. The roof is an old design with 2 graduated angles to the peak. There will be no live load. All charts that I find are for residential use and only address clear spans up to 24 feet. Can you recommend a beam?
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: There are 8 x 8 box tubing vertical suppoerts on each end which would support the beam. There is a 15 foot deep x 34 foot wide area to be supported by the beam.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
I can help
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Does that mean you can tell me what size beam or provide a chart to determine the beam size required?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Is this a flat roof?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
No it is not a flat roof--refer to question initially submitted please.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
are you going to answer the question?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 7 months ago.
Is this a cathedral ceiling with a ridge beam? Your description isn't crystal clear and I want to understand it completely before providing a size

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