Big porch

Old 04-15-20, 08:43 AM
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Big porch

Okay here goes, my wife and I are putting a front porch to our home. The foundation will be concrete with footers for structural design.
The porch will run the full width of our home and 8' out off the existing fascia.
We're looking at 52' x 8', the slab will be 52' x 7' which allows a 1' over hang.
We have a simple ranch style roof with either a 12/5 or 12/4 pitch?
There is a 2' overhang now that we plan on building 6' out from there. We will be running a top rafter back into the roof at maybe 4' to 6' using 2x6 pine.
My question is if using 6x6 pt post what should be my spread.
We plan on setting a 2x8 on the post to attach the 2x6 rafters and use 2x4 as the ceiling or bottom run of the truss/lower plate.
I will be putting a drawing together for the building department. I have tried to find info on post spreads but having a hard time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
God Bless

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