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I have an office floor in a church, sized 40 ft by 17 ft
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I want to build a house that is 52' wide by 60'. The home
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I want to build a plywood box beam for a 44 ft span. The
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I have a second floor that needs a support on a 28 ft clear
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I currently have floor joists that are supported by a steel
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I am building an addition above an existing 2 car garage.
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Require minimum size W beam to support 60 lbs/sq.ft live load
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Im looking to support 22.6 ft of floor joist for an second
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