I will be building an enclosed 24'x36' pole barn and pulling permit to do so. Here is a link to the barn plan I will be building http://www.rodeobarns.com/s3624.html I plan on using 6"x6" treated posts set in concrete and spaced 12' apart on exterior and interior walls. My question is: Since there will be no walls supporting these, Do I need to run 2-LVL beams on all of these spans or can I get by with less, code-wise? I had to run these on my garage door headers because of the length of span. Some of the interior spans will be supporting ceiling joists and there will be a loft. Also, what size ceiling joists would i need to span 12'? Thanks.
Last edited by ugabulldog; 09-10-2008 at 07:46 PM.