# Quick Answer: What Size Lumber Can Span 24 Feet?

## How far can you span a triple 2×10 beam?

A double 2×12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on.

Correspondingly, how far can you span a triple 2×12 beam?…How far can a 12 I joist span?Maximum Span (ft – in)Nominal Size (inches)Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)Lumber Grade2 x 121223′ – 0″1619′ – 11″1 more row•Feb 9, 2020.

## What size lumber can span 15 feet?

As the table shows, no 2×8’s meet the span and spacing requirements, but a 2×10 with an E of 1,300,000 psi and Fb of 1093 psi can span 15 feet 3 inches – more than enough. A 2×12 with an E of 800,000 psi and Fb of 790 psi also works, since it can span 15 feet and 10 inches.

## What is the true size of 2×12 lumber?

Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension LumberNominal SizeActual Size2 x 81 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (38 x 184 mm)2 x 101 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (38 x 235 mm)2 x 121 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (38 x 286 mm)4 x 43 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (89 x 89 mm)14 more rows•Mar 27, 2020

## How far can a 2×10 span without support?

How far can a 2×8 span without support? In general terms, joists spaced 16 inches on center can span 1.5 times in feet their depth in inches. A 2×8 up to 12 feet; 2×10 to 15 feet and 2×12 to 18 feet. The larger the deck, the larger the joists.

## How far can you span a 2×12?

12 feetWhen supporting joists that span 12 feet with no overhang beyond the beam, a double ply beam can span in feet a value equal to its depth in inches. A double 2×12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on.

## How thick should a ridge beam be?

1 inchRidge boards can only be used in roofs with slopes from 3 in 12 up to 12 in 12. Ridge boards shall be at least 1 inch nominal thickness and not less in depth than the cut end of the rafter (IRC section R802. 3).

## How much weight can a 2×12 beam hold?

One 2×12 can support about 180 lbs. per foot or about 2,100 lbs. total for a 12′ span.

## How far can a 6×6 beam span without support?

What is the maximum span for a 6×6 beam? Each 6×6 beam only spans 12 feet, of which 2 of those feet are supported by a knee brace. So technically the beams only span 10ft.

## Can a 2×10 span 20 feet?

Douglas fir 2-by-10 joists graded as “Structural Select” allows joist spans up to 21 feet for a live load of 30 pounds per square foot when spaced 12 inches apart, 19 feet 1 inch for 16 inch spacing and 16 feet 8 inches for 24 inch spacing.

## What size beam do I need to span 30 feet?

Re: I-beam size 30′ span I would design this with the beam in the 24′ dimension. Most span tables will allow much more than 15′ for 2″ x 12″ joists of almost any species commonly used for construction. A 24′ beam can probably be a GluLam using standard joist hangers for the joists.

## How far can a 4×4 span without support?

A 2×8 up to 12 feet; 2×10 to 15 feet and 2×12 to 18 feet. The larger the deck, the larger the joists. For best results, refer to our wood and composite deck joist span table.

## How far can a triple 2×12 span without support?

A double 2×12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on. Likewise, how far can a triple 2×12 beam span? of 14 feet for a triple 2×12.

## What size LVL Do I need to span 20 feet?

In that case, you need something like a 12-16″ GLULAM or LVL to span the 20′ and can use simple 2×8-10 dimensional lumber 16″OC as floor joists.

## What size lumber can span 20 feet?

In that case, you need something like a 12-16″ GLULAM or LVL to span the 20′ and can use simple 2×8-10 dimensional lumber 16″OC as floor joists….What size rafters do I need to span 20 feet?Maximum Span (ft – in)Nominal Size (inches)Rafter Spacing, Center to Center (inches)Lumber Grade2 x 102420′ – 9”2 more rows•May 14, 2020

## What size ridge beam do I need to span 20 feet?

If it is a 20′ span in the ridge beam you could easily need 3-18″ LVL’s if not more and 18′ rafters will probably need to be 11 7/8’s I joists. Trusses are usually cheaper than stick framed roofs.

## How far can a 2×6 floor joist span without support?

Also, how far can a floor joist span without support? Joist Spans A live load of 60 pounds per square foot demands more support and shorter spans. Spaced at 12 inches, the joist may only span 16 feet 8 inches. At 16 inch spacing, 15 feet 2 inches and 13 feet 3 inches at 24 inch spacing.

## How much can a 2×10 support?

In fact, each 2×10 will support 1,200 lbs. To be clear, spans are measured as “clear spans”.