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## How long can a beam span without support?

Some manufacturers limit their beams to 60′ due to transportation issues, while others have the capability to manufacture beams up to 80′ long. So, the longest unsupported span possible using LVL would be 80-feet. Typically, though, it is common for a continuous LVL span to be **between 20′ and 30′**.

## How far can a 2 ply 2×10 beam span?

A 2×10 beam – made up of two 2x10s nailed together – can span **up to 11′** without support beneath a deck that is 4′ wide. For a more normal-sized deck, the same beam can span 8′, supporting a deck that is 8′ wide.

## What is the maximum span of a beam?

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 double 2 by 8 span?

In general, a 2×8 will span 1.5 x 8, so **12-feet**.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 20 feet?

What size beam to span 20 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a **4 nailed 2×16 or 4-2×16 or 8×16** size of wood beam can allow to span 20 ft. Thus, for a 20 foot span, you will need atleast 4-2×16 or 8×16 size of wood beam.

## How far can a load bearing beam span?

As per general rules and guidelines, **#2 grade southern pine of a triple 2×6 deck beam can span upto 8 feet**, (3) 2×10 can span 13 feet, (3) 2×8 can span 11 feet and (3) 2×12 can span 15 feet.

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

Joists

Joist Size | Spacing | Spruce or Pine fir |
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2×10 | 12” OC | 17′-3” |

16” OC | 15′-5” | |

24” OC | 12′-7” | |

2×12 | 12” OC | 20′-7” |

## How far can a double 2×10 LVL span?

As per general thumb rule and guidelines, a double 10″ lvl beam can allow span upto **16 feet** far distance used for residential building or projects.

## Can a 2×10 span 20 feet?

A #2-2×10 joist can span between 11′-5” and 18′-0”, as a rafter between 13′-9” and 21′-7”, and as a beam 3′-6” and 13′-0” or more. The span depends on spacing, lumber species, and grade, and for a beam, the lamination thickness, as well as numerous other factors.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 16 feet?

For a 16 foot span, you will need atleast **3-2×14 or 6×14** size of wood beam. Thus, a 3 nailed 2×14 or 3-2×14 or 6×14 wood beam can allow to span 16 feet. For a 16-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 14 inches in depth and 6″ in width (3-2×14) used for residential building, wood frame structure or projects.

## What size beam do I need to span 15 feet?

Thus, for a 15 foot span, you will need atleast **3-2×12 or 6×12** size of wood beam. For a 15-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 12 inches in depth and 6″ in width (3-2×12) used for residential building, wood frame structure or projects.

## How do you make a double 2×8 beam?

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## What size beam do I need to span 24 feet?

What size beam to span 24 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a **4 nailed 2×18 or 4-2×18 or 8×18 size of wood beam** can allow to span 24 feet. Thus, for a 24 foot span, you will need atleast 4-2×18 or 8×18 size of wood beam.

## How big of a beam do I need to span 21 feet?

Wood beam size for a 21 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 21 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be **2×14** which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 350mm (14″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

## How do you calculate load bearing beam size?

Multiply the loading per square foot by the area in square feet of the surface which the beams will be supporting. Divide by the number of beams which will be installed to get the loading per beam.

## How do you find the span of a beam?

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## How big of a beam do I need to span 32 feet?

For 32 foot span, size of reinforced beam, using thumb rule is **12″×24″ or 16-18″ GLULAM or LVL, 2×18 dimensional lumber/wood beam at 16″ apart from centre as floor joists**, ISMB 500 or UB 500×180 or W20 can span upto 32 feet that used in residential building.

## What size beam do I need for a load bearing wall?

For a 16 foot span load bearing wall, you will need something like **2- 1.75″× 16″ (2- 1 3/4″× 16″)** size of GLULAM or LVL header.

## What size beam do I need for a 14 foot span?

Thus, for a 14 foot span, you will need atleast **3-2×12 or 6×12** size of wood beam. For a 14-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 12 inches in depth and 6″ in width (3-2×12) used for residential building, wood frame structure or projects.

## How far can you open a load bearing wall?

A double 2×10 or 4×10 size of header made of #2 grade of Douglas fir- larch can allow span upto 7 feet far distance for one floor building and upto **5 feet** for 2 floor in load bearing exterior windows & door opening or interior wall when building width is no more than 20 feet wide.