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#1 posted 10-19-2012 02:59 AM

>>>Unless your roof structure is cantilever trusses bearing in the wall of the house, you have rafters bearing on this beam.<<<
It may not be clear from the Sketchup renderings, but the beam is not supporting any part of the house. It is only supporting itself, and some cross-beams that will also be part of the arbor. The total weight supported by the beam will be the beam itself plus 8 other smaller beams – 200 pounds at most. however, I do like the idea of incorporating an LVL beam both for strength and cost – thanks.

>>>Consider using tinted epoxy <<<
That’s a good idea, especially considering the exposure.

>>>I believe the cloud lift form is made with big radii rather that straight intersecting angles.<<<
Yes, I’m pondering that, and how to best do that. I don’t want big round corners, but I think straight angles will look too harsh.

>>>I normally see the lower mating pc to the upper cloud lift…<<<
I’m sorry, you lost me with that paragraph.

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