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Glue Lam Beam
« on: June 03, 2006, 08:34:01 PM »
   I'm going to do some remodeling on "this old house" ,take out a wall and use the back porch to add on to the den. I need about 21 ft of span to hang ceiling joists on ,and set a knee eall for rafters. Can I glue ,screw one up myself? should I allow for dwflection? Anybody know a site Where I can find formulas?
   Just can't see paying $350 for one when I own a sawmill :(
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Re: Glue Lam Beam
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 11:09:53 PM »
Don't try to make a horizontal gluelam, you can't guarantee the joints strength and you only need to lose one.

A built up girder or a solid sawn beam might work if the loads aren't too big and if the wood is strong enough.
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Re: Glue Lam Beam
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2006, 12:00:56 AM »
I agree, $350 would seem cheep in the event of  a failure. You would be better off making a solid beam.

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Re: Glue Lam Beam
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006, 12:20:20 AM »
Don P made this post a while back about plywood beams. Check it out and see if it would do what you are trying to do.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=19423.msg278254#msg278254

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