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comment What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola
People ride speed boats, climb mountains, race dirt bikes, speed in traffic, jaywalk, etc. all the time, I can't believe people are freaking about about a wall pergola. It's like 1/10th the size of the picture above. It's not in a location accessible or even seen by the public, but an enclosed private patio only my wife and I use. Even if there were snow weight (which there will be hardly none) nobody is outside during the winter about here! This is not a question about insurance. Can't there just be a disclaimer then move on?
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comment What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola
Tester, I asked "Is there a chart somewhere with max distances that beams can span with minimal weight on top" and this is a link to a calculator, even better than a table. So it answers my question perfectly.
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comment What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola
@wally The span is what it gives you. You specify the type of wood and the board size (2x10, 2x12, etc) and other factors such as load, then it gives you the maximum span.
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Note the questions are before the question marks. I also asked if there was a calculator online. Funny how if everyone is so smart they can't just provide this link. I found one. I hope the unions don't try to take this site down. awc.org/codes-standards/calculators-software/spancalc
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Chris and Simon, You can pick up a wall Pergola from Lowes, so I'm sure it is ok to have a wall pergola. If anyone is concerned about snow weight on the wisteria, then we will move the wisteria up against the wall or cut down the wisteria. But the columns are needed for the wisteria to grow around, either way. I'm just asking if a board will span that far. It does not need to support the weight of the wall pergola. Lastly, if I worried about insurance for everything I did I would have paid other people 100k by now, which I'm sure unions would love, but I would never retire.
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