I,m wondering what kind of spans I can get away with. For a deck can span 16 ft. with a 2x8. And can I span 12 ft. with a 2x6?
This seems like over span to me. The last 2x6 underfloor I have done was beam runs every four or five feet. And you can't span a 2x10 on 16" c. over 13'8 or you need to got on 12" c. So this seem's a little fraudulant.Unregistered said:2x8 at 12" on center is ok at 16' if you use "Select" grade structural Material.
2x6 at 12" t on center to span 12' is the same with "Select" grade structural Material.
This information is found in "Pocket Ref" Second Edition
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