Header sizing ?

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Old 08-06-07, 06:15 AM
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Header sizing ?

Where do I find the calculator or rule of thumb information for sizing a 12.0 ft and a 16.0 ft header (load bearing wall - single story home) using std lumber . I would also like to know sizing of the alternative material options ( LVL, DIY flitch beam etcs) . Thanks
 
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Old 08-06-07, 03:23 PM
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Check at the library for "International Residential Code 2003" for one and two story dwellings. You can also browse the National Book Store chains and enjoy a coffee and danish while you gather the needed info. Look for it in the Home Improvement/Contractor section.
 
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