# Question: How Far Can A 2×8 Span For A Roof?

## How far can a roof span without support?

A 2×6 spaced 16 inches apart can span a maximum distance of 13 feet 5 inches when used as a rafter, 10 feet 9 inches when used as a joist, and 6 feet 11 inches when used as a deck beam to support joists with a 6-foot span..

## What is the maximum span for a 2×8 header?

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

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.

## What size lumber can span 20 feet?

Besides, what size lumber can span 20 feet? Re: 20 foot clearspan beam size 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.

## How far should roof joists be apart?

16-inchesA roof joist is always spaced no more than 16-inches apart from another roof joist. If the roof is not completely square, you can decrease the space between joists but never increase the space. In other words, you would space a roof joist 15-inches apart from another roof joist but never 17-inches apart.

## How far can 3 2×8 header span?

Dimensional Lumber Deck Beam Span ChartJoist SpansSouthern Pine3-2X810′-7″3-2X1012′-9″3-2X1215′-0″Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir, Redwood, Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine3X6 OR 2-2X65′-2″17 more rows

## Are ceiling joists load bearing?

What are the load bearing capabilities of ceiling joists? Unless you have a flat roof, the ceiling joists and hanging beams are in place to support the ceiling only. They will not support a pitched roof load – this is the role of the strutting beams.

## 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.

## 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).

## Can I use 2×8 for rafters?

Another option are 2 X 8 rafters spaced 24 inches o.c. In making your choice, consider how you will insulate your insulate your roof. Roof insulation for 1 1/2 story homes (a home where you have living space in the attic) is typically installed in the rafter spaces.

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

If the joists are 24” apart, then one 2×10 joist can span up to 11′ 5”. These lengths are for SYP lumber. If you have Spruce-pine-fir lumber, then your span changes to 13′ 7” for 16” joist spacing. Redwood can support a 2×10 joist up to 13′ – one entire foot less than Southern yellow pine.

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

of 14 feet for a triple 2×12.

## What is the maximum span for a 2×6 ceiling joist?

For example, the highlighted cell (below) shows that a 2″ x 6″ Southern Yellow Pine joist, with a grade of #2, and spaced 24″ apart can have a maximum span of 10 feet – 0 inches (10-0), if you are designing your structure to support a plaster ceiling.

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

Likewise, 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.

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

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.

## Are two 2×6 stronger than a 2×8?

In bending, a joist composed of two 2×6’s (true dimension 1.5 inches x 5.5 inches) are slightly stronger than a single 2×8 true dimensions 1.5 inches by 7.25 inches.