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Posted by tomk on April 5th, 2003 06:02 AM
In reply to 12 foot span 2x8? by Mike on April 4th, 2003 10:49 PM [Go to top of thread]

2x8's, even sistered together with 1/2" plywood between them may not be strong enough to carry the peak end of the roof load. You may have to step up to 2x10's sistered with the plywood for that span. One other choice, as you start to get that large for a clear span would be to try LVL's.

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