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Old 12-29-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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I am building a Patio Cover, part of the extended Roof from a new Bath House that I am building. I need to span 16 feet from the Bath House (2 Beams), to a Cross Beam that sits atop 2 Steel Posts. The span between the Posts is 14'. I plan to add a cover over the adjacent BBQ Area, that will also rest atop this beam. I am trying to properly Size the GluLam Beams. I will also use Glu Lams to span over the BBQ Area. Is there a Span Chart, or Table that the Common Homeowner can interpret, to determine the Beam Sizes?

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I am building a Patio Cover, part of the extended Roof from a new Bath House that I am building. I need to span 16 feet from the Bath House (2 Beams), to a Cross Beam that sits atop 2 Steel Posts. The span between the Posts is 14'. I plan to add a cover over the adjacent BBQ Area, that will also rest atop this beam. I am trying to properly Size the GluLam Beams. I will also use Glu Lams to span over the BBQ Area. Is there a Span Chart, or Table that the Common Homeowner can interpret, to determine the Beam Sizes?
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Contact the supplier with all your info and drawings. They will size them for you.
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Contact the supplier with all your info and drawings. They will size them for you.
This is correct advice. You will also need to show in design detail where the beam will be supported and what it will be supported by, including footing size. All other framing and weight loads, pertaining to the support beam, must be noted as well.
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