Darold Norment
10/9/2006
I would like to know what size I-beam to use for an open span roof. The complete span will be 53'. I will be supporting the truss at 31'.There will be a 10' overhang on both sides that will have cedar post for support on the eave. The roof will be on a 5/12 pitch. The only thing that it will be supporting wil be the metal roof and purlins. In my living room/kitchen there will be a vaulted ceiling in the living room and the kitchen will drop from 16' to 10' ceiling. The span for this room is 28'. Thanks Darold
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/12/2006
This really is a structural design / engineering question which I do not have the expertise to answer. I am sorry. The supplier of your structural steel should be able to help.
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