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2nd floor garage loft with span of 15.5' I have a garage
i have a garage with tall ceilings. the current ceiling rafters are 2x6 and span 16'.. id like to utilize the storage up there since is 6' to the ridge. because of this height i'd like to put a staircase in the back of the garage to access the attic space/ceiling space... i don't want to shrink the attic space even by an inch hence, stay with the 2x6 ceiling joists and 16' spans... my thoughts are to add either 4x6x16' every 12" on center to make it sturdy up there to walk around on, after i lay down 3/4" t/g plywood. … read more
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I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the
I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the load weight would be per sq foot. 2x10 floor joist on 16" centers spanning 20'. Drywall ceiling and 1/4 plywood floor in attic. … read more
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I've got an LVL Beam sizing question. Here are the details:
Hi there, I've got an LVL Beam sizing question. Here are the details: I would like to install an LVL beam above the 2 x 6 ceiling joists (stick frame roof) in my house to remove a load bearing wall. W… read more
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My garage ceiling will not support a floor due to 2X6
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I need to size 2 VersaLam LVL beams. 1) I'm enclosing the
I need to size 2 VersaLam LVL beams. 1) I'm enclosing the ceiling of an attached 2-car garage on a single story house. The width of the garage is 22', and I need to run a beam along the centerline of … read more
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I want to know if I can remove some rafter ties in a house
I want to know if I can remove some rafter ties in a house attic. I want to used the attic as storage, but it is difficult walk around with the rafter ties 3-4 f feet above the floor/ceiling. The ceil… read more
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I have a garage that has a sagging ceiling due to the joists
I have a garage that has a sagging ceiling due to the joists being too long without support - about 24' and they are sagging about 4" in the middle. They run front to back and the roof ridge runs left… read more
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I'm looking at possibly removing a load bearing wall in my
Hi. I'm looking at possibly removing a load bearing wall in my basement and want to know what size beam would be needed. Span would be 17 feet, 7 inches. I have 2x4 trusses, 19 inches on center.… read more
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I have a 1960s built house in san diego. If you cut off the
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I have a gable garage front to back in my new house that's
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detached garage 26 long 20 wide , 6/12 hip roof what size
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Hello My Garage ceiling is sagging about 3" and need advice
Hello My Garage ceiling is sagging about 3" and need advice to fix the problem. Here are the dimensions: 24' wide x 24'6" deep 2x6 construction 16" OC The joists are 14' long and overlap 21" The drywa… read more
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I have a attached garage (23 wide x 22 long). Gable roof
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We are trying to install a ceiling mounted storage rack in
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My 22 x 22 garage ceiling is sagging about 3" in the center.
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Our house, built in 1975, has a stick framed roof with 2x6
Our house, built in 1975, has a stick framed roof with 2x6 ceiling joists spaced 16" OC and spanning 11 feet. I believe the lumber is grade 1 Hem-Fir. We are adding 12" of insulation to the attic and … read more
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