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I have a question. I have an 8000 lb point load over an

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Customer: I have an 8000 lb point load over an opening 7' opening and the engineer has called for a triple 2x12 header with two half inch plywood sheets between 2x12....creating a 5.5" beam. 8000 # sounds like a lot.
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Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
No. I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Was the species and grade of lumber specified?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
My calculations show that beam is significantly overstressed unless it is a select structural quality lumber

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