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Old 08-10-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Glulam Weight


Any idea what roughly a 5" x18' x28' Glulam beam would weigh?
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Any idea what roughly a 5" x18' x28' Glulam beam would weigh?
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882 lbs if you meant 5"x18"x28' thats Pine

i suggest if you want to move this by your self you get sauced up

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Without looking in the spec book my guess is 20-22 lb per foot
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Whoops, I DID mean 18" Thanks guys...
Whats the formula to determine the weight?
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Whoops, I DID mean 18" Thanks guys...
Whats the formula to determine the weight?
cut a piece of the material you are using, put it on a digi , and then do the math

i figured its 31.5/ ft as its, pine, glue and nails
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Good enough.
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Without looking in the spec book my guess is 20-22 lb per foot
Tom, good guess.

For a western glulam its 22.4 lbs per foot. So 627 lbs.



Serrano, to get the weights just look at your beam manufacturers specifiers guide.

Here is link for Boise Cascades guide.
http://www.bc.com/dms/wood/ewp/3_Gui...c_complete.pdf

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we used to have a contest at a place I worked. how much does it weigh?

it was always fun, but mr math would always win, the guy could caclulate roof systems with a little or no info

bf calculations were the best, but not always reliable on recycled timbers (old metal bolts in the beams would throw the weight off alittle)

if the semi was loaded with like beams or logs we could calculate it by truck load weight

and cutting a board foot and weighing it and doing the math was not always exact because you need to figure in loss and gain of moisture

the winner just got bragging rights until we found another beam or log to weigh

glu lams are too easy because all that info is available by the manufactuer
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i like the idea of guess that weight, we play guess the length when finishing off smaller lenghts of the double top plate or gable end studs and what not
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I would have guessed 1000 lb.


After 150 or so it becomes a zoom boom issue anyway

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