Originally Posted by teamfirstcast
Don't you need more studs to support the extra weight at the ends of the beam?
Now you have me second guessing. I didnt want the trimmers to extend past the wall. Anthony mentions trimmer thickness but not width. By the table, it appears that for my span I need 6" of thickness worth of trimmers. If they need to be as wide as the beam (makes sense they should now that I think about it), I will have to run them the other direction and they will have to come out past the wall. In that case I might make a pipe stand with like a gusset braced foot on the top to hold it up instead of lumber. I'm comfortable that it is not going any where for now but will look into it, thanks for the input.