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Old 10-31-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
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One story garden shed

I know two 2x12s would do this trick, but it seems overkill. Realistically, would two 2x8s do the job on double jacks? Or would it be best for two 2x10s? I'm not buying engineered. Thanks
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see Table R502.5(1)
http://www.bradleyco.net/resources/5...n%20Charts.pdf
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Are you worried about strength or deflection? They are different.

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Are you worried about strength or deflection? They are different.

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The chart is for a bearing exterior wall. How about a wall under the gable end? Non-bearing exterior - Trusses held on other walls? Does this same calculation apply?
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What type of door will you be installing.?
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Regular non-insulated metal garage door with garage door opener.
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Multiple variables, but one thing to consider is the amount of work you MIGHt save if you go double two bye twelve pushed up against the bottom of the to plate, e.g. No cripples to cut and nail in. And a double two bye twelve at eight foot seven and a half inches assuming double jacks is not all that much heavier than double two bye ten. Ron
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