# How Far Can A 6×8 Beam Span Without Support?

## How far can a 6×12 beam span?

16′ is the furthest you can go with a 6×12 doug-fir no.

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

How far can a beam span without support? When 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.

## What size beam do I need for a 20 span?

you looking around 4×14, 4x 16 for a 20′ span. i would use a glue lam and not a solid beam ( 1 pc ). steel would be best for strength and space.

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

If you have a 30-foot span, it is important to know just how long a beam you will need for support. There is a good rule of thumb for this: divide your span (in inches) by 20. So, if your span is 30 feet (or 360 inches) you would divide that by 20 to come to 18 feet.

## How much weight can a 8×8 hold?

64,000 poundsIf a particular species of wood can support 1,000 psi, then an 8×8 post can hold 64,000 pounds! The limiting factor (reason to up-size) will likely be aesthetics and/or the number or type of joints needed. My cabin’s central posts have to support 20,000 pounds.

## Are 3 2×6’s as strong as a 6×6 post?

One 6×6 will be 22% stronger than three 2×6’s.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 14 feet?

According the charts I have, you would need a 6×12 beam on each side to support 7680 pounds over a 14′ span (assuming you want less than a 1/360 deflection).

## Can a 2×4 span 10 feet?

Can a 2×4 span 10 feet? Generally, 2x4s can extend for up to 20 feet, but a number of issues have to be considered. For instance, the 2×4 would not noticeably sag under its weight at 10 feet.

## How far can a beam span without support?

How far can a 2×8 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 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.

## What size beam do I need to span 12 feet?

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

## How far can a 2×12 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.

## What size beam is needed to span 22 feet?

Use one 22′ long W8x48 steel beam down the center of your 22’x28′ rectangle. This steel beam is 8.5″ deep, plus a 1.5″ deep wood nailer plate, plus 0.75″ floor sheathing, means that the floor is 10.75″ at the deepest point. Then use 2×10 joists spaced at 16″ on center spanning 14′ on each side of the steel beam.

## Is 2 2×6 or 1 4×6 stronger?

A 4×6 joist is theoretically stronger than a doubled 2×6 joist because it’s 1/2″ thicker, but the actual strength depends upon the knots and other inherent weaknesses of any particular piece of lumber (#2 lumber can have some nasty spike knots or large not-so-tight round knots or wane).

## How far can a triple 2×8 beam span without support?

How far can a triple 2×8 beam span? 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.

## What size lumber can span 16 feet?

Max. Live Load 30 lbs/ft2 (1436 N/m2)Maximum Span (ft – in)Nominal Size (inches)Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)Lumber Grade2 x 81216′ – 6″1615′ – 0″2413′ – 1″10 more rows

## How much weight can a 2 by 6 hold?

The weight that can be supported by a double or triple wood headerSpan (feet)Weight Supported (lb)2 x 2″ x 6″2 x 2″ x 10″616805000837601030103 more rows

## How far can a 6×8 beam span?

about 8,000 lbs.According to Western Woods Use Book by West Coast Lumbermen’s Association, 1973 edition, a 6×8 beam can support about 8,000 lbs., depending on species of wood, grade, etc. on an 8′ span. Click to see full answer.

## How far can a 8X8 beam span without support?

20 to 25 feet is a serious span – an 8X8 won’t even come close. From contributor P: Figure an inch per foot of span. 20′ would require 20″, 25′ would require 25″.

## How far can a 6 by 6 span?

12 feetEach 6×6 beam only spans 12 feet, of which 2 of those feet are supported by a knee brace.

## What size lumber can span 20 feet?

Joist spacing of 24 inches is allowed for spans between 16 to 20 feet using 2-inch by 10-inch lumber of these three grades.

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

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.