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How far apart do you put floor joists?
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Herein, how far can you span a 2x6 floor joist?
Max. Live Load 30 lbs/ft2 (1436 N/m2)
|Maximum Span (ft - in)|
|Nominal Size (inches)||Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)||Lumber Grade|
|2 x 6||16||10' - 11"|
|24||9' - 7"|
|2 x 8||12||15' - 10"|
Similarly, how far can a 2x10 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 2x12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2x10 can span 10 feet and so on.
In this regard, how long can floor joists be without support?
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 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.