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LVL ridge beam support question

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05-18-05, 01:09 PM   #1  
LVL ridge beam support question

Am building an addition to my ranch house and will be using an engineered LVL ridge beam. The room will have a vaulted ceiling (no ceiling joists). How is the LVL supported at the gable end of the beam? Does it sit directly on a post (stack of nailed-together 2x6s)? If so, wouldn't all the weight of the LVL (and the roof) be resting on just one of the 2x6s? Or is a plate inserted between the LVL and the post?

Thanks for your help - Mike

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05-18-05, 04:57 PM   #2  
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You will need to ask your local code enforcement as to what their codes for this is. In different parts of the country the code for this is different. I have done them 3 different ways depending of the code. Good Luck

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