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Old 05-24-2011, 09:26 PM   #31
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You could build a wood foundation. Not sure if its code in your area but you could do it.
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I have designed them but it's been a while.

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Everyone I know that has "settled" for a car port say the same thing: should have spent the extra for a real garage!

If you can't do the footing/concrete work, hire it out. Yeah, it adds to price (couple grand perhaps in labor), but do it once and do it right. Concrete work should always be done by experienced people because it is the foundation of any structure and you do not want it cracking, settling, etc.

Lots of people have already given you lots of advice on a garage, so take the advice and build a true garage.

Just my 2Cents.

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You could build a wood foundation. Not sure if its code in your area but you could do it.
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I have designed them but it's been a while.

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Sounds interesting.. So how does that work?

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3 2x12's should be plenty/thats 2 in the wall and 1 inside it's the cheapest way to go or just buy 2 lvl 's 11 1/4

What did you guys come up with regarding the best way to handle this opening AND the rear header?

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<The 20 x 20 garage will have to be a semi-enclosed carport.>

Why bother framing in the 2 end walls while the side walls are open? Or am I missing something?
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<The 20 x 20 garage will have to be a semi-enclosed carport.>

Why bother framing in the 2 end walls while the side walls are open? Or am I missing something?
That is the semi-enclosed part comes in. Also, doesn't it have to be strong enough for the 11 rafters?
It will have a sturdy roof on it

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Thanks for the information and assistance gentlemen.

The cars are in it. I am applying the finishing touches to it.

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