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Structural support of a laminated beam


I am building a 20 by 20 carport. 2 x 6 stick built rafters with a steel roof. The front side will be open With no center support. I have a few left over laminated beams 1 3/4 by 11 78. Q1. Should I use 1 or 2 laminated beams to span that opening. If I need two, would sistering two 10' beams on the back of the 20' beam be structurally sound.

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May 28, 2019
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