# How far can a 2×14 floor joist span?

## How far can a 2×14 floor joist span?

Max. Live Load 60 lbs/ft2 (2873 N/m2)

Maximum Span (ft – in)
Nominal Size (inches) Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches) Lumber Grade
2 x 14 12 23′ – 11″
16 21′ – 8″
24 17′ – 9″

### What is a PJI joist?

PJI Power Joist can be used for other applications such as roofs and ceilings to support line loads or concentrated loads, etc. when properly engineered, using the appropriate design properties in Tables 19 and 20 of the user guide.

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

With 16” spacing, a floor joist can span up to 14′ as long as it is not cantilevered and terminates with support on either end. If the joists are 24” apart, then one 2×10 joist can span up to 11′ 5”.

How far can you span a 11 7 8 I-joist?

Span refers to the length of the I-joist. The L/480 table with a 40 per square foot live load and a 20 per square foot dead load with a depth of 11 7/8 inches will give you spans according to joint weight. With these factors, the lightest joist will have a maximum span of 17 feet, 8 inches.

How far will a 2X8 floor joist span?

Span is determined by species, grade, dimensions, spacing, use, and load. A rule of thumb is 1.5 times a joist’s depth but in feet when spaced at 16” centers. In general, a 2×8 will span 1.5 x 8, so 12-feet. Based on all factors though, a 2×8 joist span is 7′-1” to 16′-6”, and a rafter 6′-7” and 23′-9”.

## How much weight can 2X8 floor joists hold?

A 2×8 will adequately support a dead load of 20 psf and a live load of 40 psf depending on some factors, including allowable span. This equates to a total load of 60 psf. Therefore, for a 2x8x10, the total load would equal 600 pounds per lineal foot.

### What is a power beam?

The Power Beam® is a superior glued laminated beam and header for use where reliable engineered wood applications are required. The 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ widths readily match 2×4 and 2×6 wall framing. The Power Beam® depths also match all joist, truss, LVL, PSL, and I-joist floor or roof framing.

#### How far will a 2×8 floor joist span?

How much weight can 2×8 floor joists hold?

How far can you span a 2×8 floor joist?

But first, generally, how far can a 2×8 span without support? Depending on various factors, the maximum span for a 2×8 floor joist is 16′ 6”. The maximum span for roof rafters is 23′ 9”. For headers, the maximum span is 11′ 2”.

## What size floor joist do I need for a 12 foot span?

Thus you will need a 2×6 (2-by-6) size of floor joists for 12 foot span at standard 12 inches spaced.

### How far can a 2×8 span without sagging?

In general, a 2×8 will span 1.5 x 8, so 12-feet. Based on all factors though, a 2×8 joist span is 7′-1” to 16′-6”, and a rafter 6′-7” and 23′-9”. What is this?

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

Deck Joist Spacing by Wood Type & Deck Size

Joist Spacing (o.c.) 12″
Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir 2×8 12′-6″
2×10 15′-8″
2×12 18′-0″
Redwood, Western Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine 2×6 8′-10″

Which is stronger LVL or PSL?

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Its shear strength is superior to LSL but doesn’t quite match PSL’s ability to withstand bending stress.

What is stronger LVL or glulam?

The laminated beam is stronger but more expensive and used when bigger cross-sections are required. Generally made from hardwood, rather than the lvl softwood.

## Can a 2×8 span 14 feet?

### Can I use 2×8 for deck joists?

If the outside edge of your deck is at least 17” above grade, a double 2×8 deck beam should be installed to support the joists along the outside. The joists will then extend over the beam in a cantilever position.

#### How far can a PSL beam span?

60 feet
* The span and load tables in this guide cover beam spans up to 60 feet; however, 2.2E Parallam® PSL beams can be delivered in lengths up to 66 feet.