Quick Answer: How Big Of A Beam Do I Need To Span 20 Feet?

What size lumber can span 20 feet?

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Live Load 60 lbs/ft2 (2873 N/m2)Maximum Span (ft – in)Nominal Size (inches)Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)Lumber Grade2 x 102413′ – 3″2 x 121220′ – 3″1618′ – 5″10 more rows.

Can you span 20 feet with a 2×12?

How far can a 2×6 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.

How far can a triple 2×12 beam span?

14 feetof 14 feet for a triple 2×12. Click to see full answer.

How far can a 4×12 beam span without support?

As long as you have the physical strength, it may be possible to lift support beams that are up to 10 feet long.

How big of a beam do I need to span 30 feet?

For a single 30′ beam, you can plan for a W12x40 (it’s 12″ deep x 8″ wide and weighs 40 pounds per foot). If you add the two posts, you can plan for a W4x13 (it’s 4″ deep x 4″ wide and weighs 13 pounds per foot).

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 24 feet?

You’ll need at least a 12″ (nominal) I-joist or an engineered floor truss to span that far, or you’ll need an LVL or steel beam midway.

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. A 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?

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