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I need to size a beam for a deck. The beam will be 22' and…

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I need to size a beam for a deck. The beam will be 22' long and run between (2) concrete piers, with no posts in between. It will run parallel with the house.

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Sorry, hit enter too soon. The deck is 22' long (this dimension runs parallel with the house), x 22

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Sorry! fingers too big this morning! deck is 22' x 22'. The beam will carry 12' joists running perpendicular to the house, overlapping on the centre beam and carried at the outside end (away from house) by another beam which has multiple posts (no loading issue there.)

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you for replying. I'm thinking LVL suitably protected from the elements if that is acceptable. I am in Canada, so snow load may be a factor. Same latitude as Upstate NY.
I can size an LVL, but they are really not recommended for exterior applications.
Do you know the snow load in your area? Upstate New York has a very large range of snowboarding acquirements
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I will size an LVL. Dimension lumber won't work
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You can plan for a 7" x 16" 2.0E LVL
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