Posts Beams and Joists spans?

Old 06-25-03, 04:31 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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
Old 06-25-03, 05:37 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
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.


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: