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Author Topic: Beam Spam Question  (Read 119 times)

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Beam Spam Question
« on: June 07, 2021, 04:44:10 PM »
I have tried my best to figure out what beams I will need for a project.

I am building a Pavilion with 6 x 12 pitch roof. The span I would like to get to center of post to center of post is 15 ft on 6 x 6 post.

The roofing products will weight about 1100 lbs, and I live in Aurora CO which is requiring a 30 lb sq ft snow load.

The front and back spans are +/- 10 ft , not sure this matters though.

I was hoping to use Douglas Fir, seems like I need 4 ea 2 x 12's to make this work, seems like a lot but I'm new to this game.

I just want to make sure I can't go 3 ply or lighter, seems like I may need to go LVL or Glulam, thanks

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Re: Beam Spam Question
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 04:50:13 PM »
I should have given roof sq footage, including the  pitch 288 sq ft

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Re: Beam Spam Question
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 09:29:33 PM »
Post a dimensioned sketch please.
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