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Need assistance determining ridge beam type and size and rafters. Looking to rebuild a patio that was a hipped roof converting to a gable roof. 3.5/12 pitch. Beam will be tied into house. 27' wide by 16' 1" to sheathing. Will be tied into house (2x4). … read more
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I have a 1900 farm house. It is two stories. The top plate
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I have a 20 ft exterior wall that ha 4 36 in windows in it
I have a 20 ft exterior wall that ha 4 36 in windows in it now, I want to replace those windows with a 16 ft 4 panel sliding patio door what type of header do I need to support this . This wall is the… read more
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Im opening up an exterior wall to fit a 12 foot sliding
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I have a ranch house with a door cased opening which is
I have a ranch house with a door cased opening which is currently three feet wide ( 3'0" Opening) and the header is at a height of 6'8" currently. I would like to change this to a hidden header, Ceili… read more
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I am installing a 12' patio door (replacing a 6' patio door
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Question pertains to a basement garage. This is a one story
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You designed this glulam for the ridge beam for my proposed
You designed this glulam for the ridge beam for my proposed addition; A 8.75" X 24" glulam 24F-V4 will work for strength and limit deflection to about 1/2" I have a couple of follow-up questions: 1) I… read more
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Wanting to replace a 6'x6' patio door with a standard size
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I have a 12 foot span, load bearing, nothing but attic above.
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I have a 6' sliding door with a 3'x6'8" window on both sides
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I am enclosing my current screened in porch. I live in a beach
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