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Posted by Joe on May 14th, 1998 03:05 PM
In reply to 30' beam by Kay on May 14th, 1998 01:21 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Kay,

As Bruce said, the size of a beam depends on many things: the span, the load (i.e., supporting a roof, supporting a 2nd floor, snow load, etc.). You should check with the local building inspector or an architect to be sure of the right size. But, Iíll tell you, Iíve never seen a 30í wood beam with no columns under it. You could do it with a steel I-Beam for sure but I donít think you can do it with wood. Even a large glu-lam or micro-lam beam(s) is probably not going to do it. Maybe someone else has an idea.

Good Luck,

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Topic History:

  • Beam by Kay  5/13/98 06:23 PM
  • 30' Beam by Bruce M  5/13/98 11:09 PM
  • 30' beam by Kay  5/14/98 01:21 PM

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