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I am in the planning stages for a garage build. I'd like the roof to span 34', and if possible not have any supporting posts or beam. Snow load in Toronto Canada (so not much) 3% low some roof to shed snow and rain. I'd like to be able to do some container gardening on the roof, so it needs to support s few humans walking around and some tomato plants. I'm curious about the depth of the joists and how much headroom I would loose inside if the joists aren't supported for the entire 34'. Thanks! … read more
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I have a 2. I have a 20ft length of below my floor joists in
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Need to support a second level floor upstairs. No walls or
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I am remodeling a home and found a 5" x 12" glulam beam with
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