Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: patio cover bean/post size ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: patio cover bean/post size
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: havasutime-ga
List Price: $4.50
Posted: 13 Oct 2006 19:32 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2006 18:32 PST
Question ID: 773324
I'm building a shade only patio cover, it will attach to the house.
The size is: 12'x20' the 20'way is attached to, and across the house,
and the 12'is the distance out from the house.
The top cover consist of:
 1. approx.96-100 2"x2" spaced with 2" openings across the 20'way
 2. 13-2"x6" 14'long, (spaced approx. 21"1/2 appart) which sits on the
beam (12' out from the house) with  a 2' eve hang over.
 The beam will be 20' long with 2 post spaced under the beam at 16' apart.
  What size beam/(not a lam beam) will I need to support this patios top weight.
  What size post will support this beam.
  I was told to use spruce whenever I can, your opinion. 
  Thank you
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: patio cover bean/post size
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Oct 2006 04:09 PDT
Your description sounds like the models on this site:

It appears that the dimensions for the pieces equivalent to your 2x6s
are larger.  This may not be necessary, but the visual impression may
be important:  it looks more substantial and permanent, the same for
using a beam with larger dimensions than may be necessary, ditto for
the posts.

Good luck

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy