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Old 05-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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how wide can a porch roof support extend away from the wall without porch posts? i am thinking of a porch to cover my 32" side door that extends out maybe 4' and i want to do a diagonal support instead of a ground supported post. thanks

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not following your description, do you have some photos and a sketch of what you are wanting to do?

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Sorry- the door is 32" wide that the porch will cover- the porch will be a little wider then the door but project out 4' away from the wall- make sense now?
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do you mean something like this?
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yes! excatly
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Problum is you can not just set those supports againt the siding. There has to be something soild behind them.
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so my location is new construction with open walls at this time- no sheetrock hung yet so the proper blocking will be installed. i can easily frame this i just wanted to make sure the distance out from the wall wasnt too great- i dont see a lot of brackets to buy for this so i will start looking for photos.......
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here is a side view
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very nice. that is what i am thinking about.
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so my location is new construction with open walls at this time- no sheetrock hung yet so the proper blocking will be installed. i can easily frame this i just wanted to make sure the distance out from the wall wasnt too great- i dont see a lot of brackets to buy for this so i will start looking for photos.......
What does the building engineer have to say about the how the load is going to be carried? If you're in Maryland (as I am) then you'll want to be careful about planning for snow load on it. That and how the rain gutters will be situated.
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hi can i use cedar 2x6 screwed together and glued as new front porch posts on my house . the wood expert at rona said yes

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