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  1. Building & Construction
    for a glulam beam, the span would be between column supports, not the full length when reading the span charts? This will be a 48' beam supported by a middle column and one column each gable end fastned with simpson post caps. The beam will then continue past gable end on each side by 2 feet...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hello! For a new roof install, half vaulted, no drywall, just exposed beam and rafters. The other half will have 8 ft ceilings, conventional rafter framing. Would it be a good idea either economically or structurally to have a glulam ridgebeam for the vaulted part and a smaller sawn lumber...
  3. Building & Construction
    I need advice on architectural grade glulam vs. parallam. The beam is inside but it will show, so I wanted to ask which one lends itself to better appearance after being stained? I have been told that the parallam is more expensive but it is stronger; if you would like to comment on these latter...
  4. Building & Construction
    I can't find a column cap that will connect two glulam beams end to end. Something like the Simpson CQQ. I read somewhere that the CQQ was not recommended to be used for two beams end to end. Any suggestions will be appreciated, thank you.
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I need a 13' bearing support, but I have no idea about the cost of building a 13' bearing wall (wood framed) or use a glulam beam. I know building the wall will be more work. I'm just trying to use the least expensive way, thanks.
  6. Building & Construction
    i have a bearing wall in my basement that i would like to remove to expand our family room. the span from where i want to end my bearing wall to the foundation is 11'-8". My plan is to temporarily shore up my floor joists (floor joist span is 25' [i-joists]). tear down the old bearing wall and...
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