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Posted by Jason on April 5th, 2003 08:55 AM
In reply to 12 foot span 2x8? by Mike on April 4th, 2003 10:49 PM [Go to top of thread]

Greetings Mike,

Please explain something for me.

You are building a porch that is 12' wide and 6' out, or the other way around?

You have chosen not to build a shed roof and you have a 2'rise and about a 7' run from peek to wall, (not including an overhang).

I would cut in some wind bracing in the walls and I think that 2 X 8's would be fine if the only load is the roof.

I have no idea where you are located and if you have snow loads to deal with and such.

When you apply for your Building Permit, your Building Inspector will tell you, after reviewing your plans, what is required.

I prefer to over build, (more power), for the future.

Good luck,

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