Load calculations for new 3/4 season on piers

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Old 09-24-15, 09:44 AM
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Load calculations for new 3/4 season on piers

What's the total load that I need to figure for a 3/4 season on piers?

Floor live/dead. ?? Psf
Wall dead. ?? Psf
Roof ?? Psf
30 Psf snow load in my area

What's a total estimate with 30 Psf snow load? Trying to calc pier sizes

Connecting to a gable end and extending out to a new gable
 
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Old 09-24-15, 11:20 AM
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Expecting strangers on a website to perform your engineering calculations for you is quite a stretch. Call your building permit people, and ask them to recommend a local, licensed engineer to do the engineering work for you. Hint--he or she will expect to be paid for their services.

The building permit application process will require an engineer's stamped plans and calculations, so it wouldn't hurt to bring one on board early in the process.
 
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I can take a plan to the inspector and see what they say. Was hoping to go in with something close though

Don't know if an engineer is needed for only a 12x12 add on?
 
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Your "3/4 season" is actually a room, with a roof over it, yes? And intended for occupation and use by people, while subject to snow and wind loads, yes? Those factors are what usually justify the involvement of an engineer, to make sure the structure is designed properly, and preventing people from getting hurt or worse in the event of failure.

Across the country, every building department is different, and may operate under certain unique requirements. A quick phone call to yours should clarify if they require an engineer's involvement.

P.S. Having engineering documentation on hand will make it far easier for you (or your heirs) to sell the property in the future.
 
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