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Need a beam
« on: January 01, 2019, 03:49:04 PM »
I need a 6"x10"x38' hemlock beam. I know it can be done on my WM but it is a LOT of work. I can source a log if I can find someone to cut it. I am also willing to just buy the beam. Anyone in southern central NY with that kind of length capacity?

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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 07:00:01 PM »
Do you really need a one piece 38 footer or can  you do a scarf joint to make a 38 from two shorter pieces?  You can be shown how to cut a scarf joint in the timberframe section.  Just an option.
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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 07:12:48 PM »
Would a glue lam be stronger at that length?

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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 07:28:41 PM »
I believe there is an outfit in or near the Danville, VT area that can saw 50 footers.
If it is of interest to you I'll try and find them.
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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:55:17 PM »
Would a glue lam be stronger at that length?
To answer that one,
Bending strength of Hemlock beam and stringer stock in #2 is 750 psi
Glulam Fb runs around 2800 psi, so, oh yeah.
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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 09:04:25 PM »
Would a glue lam be stronger at that length?
To answer that one,
Bending strength of Hemlock beam and stringer stock in #2 is 750 psi
Glulam Fb runs around 2800 psi, so, oh yeah.
I thought so, just not smart enough to have the numbers lol if 38 is needed for looks alone Id think a facade could be used on a glue lam or steel beam, unless its some sort of traditional building code area.

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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 09:07:15 PM »
Both builders I am getting quotes from say that they can scarf a joint over a portion of the rafter system that will support the joint. I am relying on their expertise which will allow me to cut two twenty one footers that they can use. 
 Glue lam is my last choice. It just wouldn't look right. To me anyway.
Thanks for your input.
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Re: Need a beam
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 06:57:01 AM »
Know any flat bed truckers that run between you and Raleigh, NC?  I could cut you some 38 SYP boards that you could apply over the glue lam beam.  Youd have your strength, as well as the look.
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