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Old 03-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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LVL Beam sizing

I am opening up a home floor plan by removing partitions. The partitions support the ceiling joists (2x6 @ 16" oc)
I would like to size an upset beam to support the ceiling joists.
The Beam would be 16' long and has a load of 150 PLF.
I prefer to use LVL or equal material but would be open to suggestions.
Also, the end load is 1200 LB with 4" bearing and I have to taper the end to fit it into the space below the roof deck.
The slope of the roof is 3/12 and the minimum depth at bearing would be 4".
I would appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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LVL Beam sizing

Go to your local supplier. They will size the beams for you. Every manufacturer has their own table to match their beams.

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