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Old 05-24-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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on a 20 x 30 pole barn, 6"x6" post every 10 ft for a total of 8 posts , 3 on each side and 4 across the back, can I have front 30 ft. span open with no posts and what size lvl and how many should I use.Its a basic no walls pole barn with just a 4/12 pitch roof with 2x8 rafters and 2x8 joist on 2ft centers.


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Old 05-24-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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If the trusses will bear on that beam, the answer is No Way! If they run parallel to that beam, then I think it might be possible. There are other factors to consider other than just the loading though.


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Read the PDFs at this link. The last PDF will be most helpful. They will help you to make the right decision.


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