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I think he want's it wide enough to cover his BBQ.
Yeah, I noticed that and added the "EDIT" at the bottom of my post.

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If you do a 4 post that is 9' at the sidewalk side and 8' at the house side (just estimates on your roof height). Sloped so the rain/snow melt runs on to the existing roof no gutters are needed. It will be high enough not to block the kitchen window view. Tying in to the existing building as you know extra structure is needed. Heck, you could even do a 3 post with 2 on the door side and one at the sidewalk.
 

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IF @scotts90ranger wants to do POSTS, that's a different approach that requires him to get posts. I think he was wanting to use materials he already has. A small, slim A frame will do what he described he wanted.
 

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@Ranger850 your sketch is basically what I'm expecting but was going to go the whole width of that section of roof, if you've done a bunch of awnings and think it will work then that's good to hear... I should be able to see some daylight at home tomorrow afternoon and maybe do some looking at things... I've got a bunch of short 2x4 chunks I might screw together for a mockup of a bracket... that door does open inward as any good exterior door should :)

On the brackets I had bolts going lower for more shear strength and updraft protection, the bending strength of 2" tubing should actually be pretty good to even out the load.

I know the deck thing is a disaster, things accumulate, those stupid chromed aluminum 17" wheels need to go away, the bench needs a different home and that rusted out BBQ needs to go away, and I need to lift and level some chunks of that concrete... the to do list of a homeowner is never ending...
 

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@Ranger850 your sketch is basically what I'm expecting but was going to go the whole width of that section of roof, if you've done a bunch of awnings and think it will work then that's good to hear... I should be able to see some daylight at home tomorrow afternoon and maybe do some looking at things... I've got a bunch of short 2x4 chunks I might screw together for a mockup of a bracket... that door does open inward as any good exterior door should :)

On the brackets I had bolts going lower for more shear strength and updraft protection, the bending strength of 2" tubing should actually be pretty good to even out the load.

I know the deck thing is a disaster, things accumulate, those stupid chromed aluminum 17" wheels need to go away, the bench needs a different home and that rusted out BBQ needs to go away, and I need to lift and level some chunks of that concrete... the to do list of a homeowner is never ending...
Get you some of these to make you life easier. Mount the brackets loosely, then drop the frame in and tighten brackets to the house first then brackets to frame.
 

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Hey are you reading my mind? I just built the same thing over my garage. its 16' wide spans and around 9' to catch 8 sheets of 2'x10' 26ga galvanized corrugated roofing. I used 2" square steel tubing of various thicknesses, and 2x4 rectangle tube for the front span.

Rather than just burn it all together with a welder. I built it to come apart. I used 1 3/4" on the ends that drop into my 2" posts and ran through bolts. I drilled and tapped the posts so the cross bars bolt in nice and square with some flat bar for tabs.

The rest goes together with sheet metals screws strategically and minimally placed.

I will try to post some pics. but its not done yet, and its raining lol. I missed the deadline, and had to stuff the garage. I just need make/attach the top joists and screw down the roofing...
 

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Weather was finally good last weekend and I did some work... got some of the square tubing cleaned off of the welds and rust and looked at the roof metal I have... turns out it's 4' not 3'... I think I'm going to do 3 wall brackets and two posts... one post at each end. I just remembered a few days ago that I have 8' pieces of 1.5" round pipe/tube that I made my traction bar out of...

As you can see from my sheet metal stack, that pallet on top is a 4'x4' and there's quite the stack under it... the other picture is obviously of under the eave...

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If you get any hiccups, I'll be glad to help as much as I can.
 

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Tightened up the guide bearings on my horizontal bandsaw tonight and made some more cuts that are MUCH NICER than what it made before... turns out the eccentric bolts were loose on the leading edge of the band... cuts dang near perfect now... had the saw for like 4 years now since I got it for $60 but didn't use it until last weekend...

That said, have the metal cut for the brackets so far, no braces at this point, not sure if they're needed, 2" tubing is way overkill for bending I'm pretty sure, especially if I use two legs...

So far I miter cut the uprights and first part at 45 degrees and made the other cut at around 6 degrees which doubled is around 2.5-12 which should be plenty... We'll see how far I get with welding over the weekend, I might get a fair amount done... it's going to get awkward real quick making it a whole assembly but it'll be a nicer final product...
 


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