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Old 01-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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what size do I need for roof support , and what spacing do i need to use? 16 ft. span, and an 80 pound show load.

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What is a "show" load?

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There is not really enough information in your question. We don't know what type of car port you have now. I'm going to assume you mean "snow load".

In most areas, a car port requires permits....especially in areas where snow load is an issue. Hence, your first questions should be at the building office.

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Generally here in CA. we require 12.5 cubits/league for support and a spacing of 10to 12th angstroms for the spacing.

An 80 lb. show load needs a show boat that will displace 200k metric tonnes.

I hope this helps.

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Generally here in CA. we require 12.5 cubits/league for support and a spacing of 10to 12th angstroms for the spacing.

An 80 lb. show load needs a show boat that will displace 200k metric tonnes.

I hope this helps.

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No pictures, no drawings, almost no info.
Even then without being on site anyone here would have to guess.
If you have these type questions it may be best to hire someone local to give you a hand that does this type work.
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No pictures, no drawings, almost no info.
Even then without being on site anyone here would have to guess.
If you have these type questions it may be best to hire someone local to give you a hand that does this type work.

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that was boring as heck...you are no fun Joe.

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what size do I need for roof support , and what spacing do i need to use? 16 ft. span, and an 80 pound show load.
please give more info.
Are you stick building your own roof?
Is this for the rafters, ridge board, beam?
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You say you are extending your carport, right? Is your current carport holding OK? If so, just copy what you got.

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