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Old 07-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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How far can you span a 2x6 for a metal roof for a carport. One side will be attached to an existing garage wall and the other will be setting on double 2x6's on top of 4x4 posts?

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It depends on how far apart you fix the 2x6s. Obviously if they are miles apart, each will be carrying a heavy load and will not be capable of spanning far. If they are close together, they will each carry a lighter load and so could span further.

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