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I'm trying to make sure I have a beam size calculated

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I'm trying to make sure I have a beam size calculated correctly. It's a main roof beam that will support three symmetrically placed concentrated loads (1 at mid span and the other two point loads equally spaced on either side). All three point loads are at 3000 lbs. My calculations say a 10 x 14 hem fir wood beam will work.
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: assumed fiber stree 875psi E= 1,100,000
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Beam span is 15 feet.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.
Hello. I can help. Can I get back to you in a couple hours?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

I apologize for the technical difficulty. I posted a some questions a few days ago, but it looks like they didn't go through.

Do you know the ratio of LL to DL?

Do you have any deflection limits on the beam?