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Building Garage Measuring 24' X 28'


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01-03-14, 05:43 PM   #1  
Building Garage Measuring 24' X 28'

What size beam is necessary to carry sheetrock ceiling. The beam will run perpendicular to the rafters and parallel with the roof ridge beam - 24 feet long and will only carry weight of ceiling sheetrock. I intend to use 2X12 inch lumber for beam. Any help in how to constructing this beam will be greatly appreciated. Neebie from Mobile, AL

 
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01-03-14, 05:46 PM   #2  
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Any reason your not using trusses? They will give you a clear span with no beam.


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01-03-14, 08:25 PM   #3  
Maybe he wants to use the attic space for storage of light-weight items. Which trusses would make a bit difficult.

 
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01-04-14, 05:13 AM   #4  
Trusses

There are truss designs which allow more flexibility for use of the attic space.

 
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01-04-14, 07:12 AM   #5  
"Carry only weight of sheetrock"...and we know how that goes. I would use trusses,too. Cheaper, precision made, strong. Only allow scuttle for firefighters per code.

 
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01-04-14, 07:28 AM   #6  
Another vote for trusses. Almost every city of any size has a truss plant nearby, I'm sure there is one near you. If you buy direct from them it will probably be cheaper than your 2x12 beam.


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01-04-14, 07:32 AM   #7  
If attic space is what the OP wants then they can look into storage trusses.


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01-04-14, 07:43 AM   #8  
Said specifically to hold sheetrock only. I would graduate to triple 11 1/4" LVL and take off from flush bottom with 2x8 ceiling joists and joist hangers on all ends or plate rest.

 
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