Posts Beams and Joists spans?


Old 06-25-03, 04:31 PM
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Unhappy Posts Beams and Joists spans?

We're building a deck off the back of the house aprox. 12 x 28. Due to the fact that this will extend a 12 X 12 deck we built last week, the house, a door and a tree in the way, we'll be running the beams (2x8) the long way with 4x4 posts aprox 6 feet apart. The question we have is if we can use two beams for 2 X 8 joists for the 12 foot span or do we have to put in a third beam in the middle. Thanks, JM and K
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Old 06-25-03, 05:37 PM
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I'm no pro...

But I think I'd step up to 2x10 for 12' span. 8s seem a little underated to me. But that's just me.

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