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chuck81 02-25-2008 12:22 PM

porch help
I am adding a proch to the gable end of house. 6x6 Posts are 4 feet from house and 8 feet apart. I need header size and rafter size for South Michigan location. Pitch will be 5/12 or 6/12.
Thanks for your advice, Chuck81 :thumbup:

iremod 02-25-2008 12:54 PM

Try giving the perimeter dimensions.

Also, cathedral or no?

Why 4' from house with the posts and then changing to 8'. Why not make it consistent. Is it for a doorway?

chuck81 02-25-2008 01:03 PM

Header is parallel to house 4 feet out on 6x6 posts 8 feet apart with no gable on porch, shed type roof

oldfrt 02-25-2008 02:33 PM

2x6 Rafters and 2x8 beam should be plenty.
Double check with local building dept. for local codes

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