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what is max distance between posts using 2x12x20 foot beams for a pergola

What is the max distance to span between six by six posts using two by twelve by twenty foot beams for a pergola.
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How do I attach a flat/gable verandah to an existing house?

I would to build a verandah similar to (source: . It will be attached to the fascia at the back of my house. I'm building it using timber frame and zinc aluminium roof sheets. I ...
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How can I attach a Pergola/lean-to to a pebble dash wall?

I am planning to install a Pergola/Lean-to to the back of my house, to use as a sheltered patio. I have been watching numerous videos and have picked up some fabulous information, however, I'm a ...
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How should I attach a pergola to my rooftop deck?

I know my sketch is pretty rough but I want to add a pergola like this to my rooftop deck. I obviously can't sink the posts into the ground. What is a recommended way of attaching the posts? I was ...
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Can I bolt over an existing ledger board?

I am rebuilding my pergola and all that remains of the previous structure is the 2x10 ledger board, which is bolted through the fascia into what I assume must be the brick wall behind.Taking the thing ...
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How do I keep my corner pergola from wobbling?

I am planning to build a corner pergola over my deck. Pergola is 8ft long from the corner on either side forming a triangle on the top. I have used four 4x4 posts (8 ft) attached to the deck headers ...
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Can I reasonably build a pergola on top of an 8'x12' deck?

I've been having trouble coming to a conclusion on whether I can reasonably build/mount a pergola to my existing 8'x12' deck. The main issue is I can't attach it to my house because of the roof ...
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Can I build a pergola on an existing deck, without digging more footers?

A couple of years ago I built a deck onto my house. It is 32' x 14' I used a cantilever design at 12' with 2x8" floor joists, with 2x6" decking boards. The Cantilever beam was set on 6x6" posts that ...
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We built a pergola, is it safe?

We found a pergola design that we loved and copied the design but now that it's (mostly) up we are questioning its stability and safety. The 2x6 beams are notched 3" to fit together, which I have ...
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How do I improve Pergola Stability?

The deck is nearly finished but I have a small structural problem with the pergola. A left or right force near the top of the pergola (such a a tall person leaning on the post) leads to a bit of ...
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