From: Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:39:05 -0600
An 8" beam going 60 feet......Wow! How much deflection will you allow?
Here are a couple of ideas.....
Add a cap channel on the top flange and an inverted tee on the bottom to
create additional depth.
Replace with a new deeper beam and a cap channel
Replace with a new tube
Replace with a new pair of deeper beams or joists trussed together
I hope this helps!
Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.