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  • Jan 22, 2006, 10:06 PM
    cwashington
    Beam Restrictions
    I have 2" x 12" beams that make up the upstairs of my condo and was wondering what the furthest distance apart the load bearing walls that support the beams can be.
  • Jan 23, 2006, 06:38 AM
    skiberger
    Depending on the species of wood and if they are on 16" o.c., Dougalas fir:19'-1", Hem-fir:18'-7", Sothern yellow pine: 21'-4", spruce-pine-fir: 17'10"
    This is for #1 grade of these wood species. These spans are rated for attic areas & sleeping areas. (2nd floors)

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