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At 07:41 AM 11/10/2004 -0500, you wrote:
You can get them in a special order.  In one of my jobs,
last year, I specified 12" deep wood I's spanning 26' for
the same situation as yours.  The framer's lumber company
supplied 2x12 in 28-29' lengths.
Gary


Were they cost competitive on a BF basis with, say, 16' 2x12s of the same grade? I took over a small project that used 26' 2x12s, but wasn't involved early enough to know much about the procurement (it was a State job). Just going from lumber to timber sizes for PT S. Pine can nearly double the BF cost. I had a project recently where the contractor showed me his lumber quotes for an accessory wall - .65/bf for 4x4 & 6x6, 1.10/bf for 8x8, and 1.60/bf for 6x8s (the 6x8s were a non-stock item).


Jordan Truesdell, PE



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