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Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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so where can one go to buy a 20'clear span header beam do they make them that long ,is lvl ?stronger than say 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12, just looking an thinging of a plan


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You might start by looking at a lumber supply store.

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so where can one go to buy a 20'clear span header beam do they make them that long ,is lvl ?stronger than say 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12, just looking an thinging of a plan
Any lumberyard.
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...is lvl ?stronger than say 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12x1/2 ply 2x12...
yes, if the same size. so are psl's. and, engineered beams are more structurally stable (not nearly as much shrinking, warping, twisting).
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for engineered lumber you have to go to a lumberyard not a big box store. it might have to be special ordered. the size of the beam has to be spec`d by a engineer for your application too.
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