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Would like to span aprox 40' with steel I beam.. post can be
would like to span aprox 40' with steel I beam..jack post can be used in intervals if needed to spread the load of Metal roof and wood roof trusses.. this is an exterior application that would require… read more
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I want to remove a wall and replace with a beam, preferably wood. Span is just under 21'. Originally, was an exterior wall with gable. Ceiling joists run perpendicular to this wall, but common rafters… read more
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We are building a garage 32 feet and 16 feet wide 2 by 6
We are building a garage 32 feet long and 16 feet wide 2 by 6 rafter roof with a 6/12 pitch. The drawings call for three 2 by 8 for ridge board and and cieiling 2 by 6 16 feet long at 16 inch centre. … read more
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I want to install a 16' garage door in my back garage. It's
I want to install a 16' garage door in my back garage. It's got a 4/12 pitch on the roof. Was thinking of 2x10's with 1/2" plywood glued in middle. Will it be strong enough? I'm in Mitchell SD so get … read more
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What size microlam is needed for a 22' wide opening? I'm
what size microlam is needed for a 22' wide opening? I'm taking the center support out (3 ft wall between 2 garage door openings ) to create a 22 ft wide continuous span. My intent/plan is to use (2) … read more
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I just found this and figured I would ask if anyone could
Hi, i just found this and figured I would ask if anyone could help me choose a headder. i am widening my garage door from 10 ft to 11. i need to put in a new headder. I have 2 2×10s with insert now wi… read more
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Building an addition on my garage. addition is 16' wide by
building an addition on my garage. addition is 16' wide by 24' long. need to be open(no rafter ties) to accommodate car lift. was planning on using 1 3/4 x 9 1/2 LVL as roof support beam. is there a b… read more
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I recently opened my kitchen ceiling to find the middle 10'
I recently opened my kitchen ceiling to find the middle 10' wide span of the 10' x 20' long room sagging a bit. It has a 2"x8" across the span - clearly not quite enough to hold steady - has gable end… read more
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
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I'm trying to find out the minimum size RSJ I will need to
Hi there, I'm trying to find out the minimum size RSJ I will need to span a garage door opening of 4350mm. there is currently a rather primitive "Site made" gluelam beam made from 2 pieces of 1" plywo… read more
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I am opening a supporting wall on a ranch style home 16'
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What size beam do I need to create an opening of 21' 4" in a
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I have a garage 20 x 20. what size of beams can i use - i am
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Have a house built in the 50's 24x36, 2x8 floor joists on 2'
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I have a 24 ' wide building; 8/12 pitch; I am in snow country;
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i have a 20 wide garage with a sagging ridge. it has a 16"
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I am building a 24 x26 garage with attic room above, in heavy
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I was wondering what size LVL Beam i would need to support
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