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Old 07-16-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hey im planning on building a shed roof over my deck... It is 10wx12l... 12-2 pitch... i tried to do a picture on paint... might help... But im trying to use the least amount of post... for a 10 foot span about 12 feet off the ground 2x6 rafters and header... can i get away with 2 4x4 or do i need to go up to 6bys?
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Don't feel bad, I can't draw either.... A picture would sure help.

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better? its dark out... and im not home... to clarify a little more this post are not going to be tied into the deck at all...
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Your plan will build an under structured roof. You would need at least 2x8 ceiling rafters and 3 posts along the front to support the roof and the expected snow load. I would use 6x6's.
I would run this plan through the building dept so a voice of reason is included in the process.
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