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I want to build a plywood box beam for a 44 ft span. The
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I'm replacing a 16.5' span that held up a enclosed porch
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I have 15 foot 2x6 joists in the attic, each end on a load
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I would like to find out what size beam you would recommend
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