## What size beam do I need for a 15 foot span?

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.

## What size load bearing beam do I need for a 16 foot span?

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 for a 13 span?**

Wood beam size for a 13 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 13 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be 2×10 which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 250mm (10″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

**How far can a 4X12 beam span?**

Dimensional Lumber Deck Beam Span Chart

Joist Spans | ||
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Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir, Redwood, Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine | 4X10 | 9′-8″ |

4X12 | 11′-2″ | |

3-2X6 | 7′-1″ | |

3-2X8 | 9′-5″ |

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

What size LVL header size for 14 foot span:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines for a 14 foot span, size of LVL header or GLULAM should be 14 inches deep and 3.5 inches wide, thus you need something like 2- 1.75″× 14″ (2- 1 3/4″× 12″) GLULAM or LVL header to span upto 14 feet.

### How far can a 4X12 beam span without support?

Dimensional Lumber Deck Beam Span Chart

Joist Spans | ||
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Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir, Redwood, Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine | 4X10 | 5′-10″ |

4X12 | 6′-9″ | |

3-2X6 | 4′-6″ | |

3-2X8 | 5′-9″ |

**How far can a 14 LVL span?**

As per general thumb rule and guidelines, a double 14″ lvl beam can allow span upto 23 feet far distance used for residential building or projects.

**What size header do I need for a 13 foot span?**

How far can a 4×12 header span:- as per general rules and guidelines, nominal size of a 4×12 header can span upto 12 feet. Thus, 12 feet is maximum allowable span for 4×12 size header. Therefore, for a span upto 12 foot, you needed 4×12 size header.

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

Joists

Joist Size | Spacing | Spruce or Pine fir |
---|---|---|

2×10 | 12” OC | 17′-3” |

16” OC | 15′-5” | |

24” OC | 12′-7” | |

2×12 | 12” OC | 20′-7” |

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

How Far Can a 2×10 Beam or Header 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. You can also triple a 2×10 beam.

**How far can a 2×12 header span without support?**

A double 2×12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on.

**What size header Do I need to span 14 feet?**

### Can a 2×10 span 14 feet?

How Far Can a 2×10 Span Without Support? An SYP (Southern Yellow Pine) 2×10 lumber span can reach up to 14′ when used as a joist with 16” spacing. If using SPF or Redwood lumber, then the span maximum for the same distances will be half to a full foot less.

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

For a more normal-sized deck, the same beam can span 8′, supporting a deck that is 8′ wide. You can also triple a 2×10 beam. In that case, you could span up to 15′ for decks that are 4′ wide and up to 10′ for decks that are 8′ wide.