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How far can a 6x10 beam span?
Last Updated: 28th March, 2021
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Similarly one may ask, how far can a 8x12 beam span?
20 to 25 feet is a serious span - an 8X8 won't even come close.
Also Know, what size lumber can span 20 feet? Max. Live Load 60 lbs/ft2 (2873 N/m2)
|Maximum Span (ft - in)|
|Nominal Size (inches)||Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)||Lumber Grade|
|2 x 12||24||13' - 2"|
|2 x 14||12||20' - 10"|
|16||18' - 0"|
People also ask, how far can a 2x6 beam span without support?
In general terms, joists spaced 16 inches on center can span 1.5 times in feet their depth in inches. A 2x8 up to 12 feet; 2x10 to 15 feet and 2x12 to 18 feet.
How big of a beam do I need to span 20 feet?
Re: 20 foot clearspan beam size In that case, you need something like a 12-16" GLULAM or LVL to span the 20' and can use simple 2x8-10 dimensional lumber 16"OC as floor joists.