Beam span one more try


Old 12-05-06, 06:53 AM
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Beam span one more try

could anyone tell me what the span distance is of a triple 2x10 beam? The current one I am looking at, in a basement, is 6 feet from lally to lally and I want to know if i could open this up to an 8 foot span.
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Old 12-05-06, 07:32 AM
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Consult an engineer. There is more info that plays into the max span of a beam. You need to make sure all loads for that beam are accounted for. For instance it could span 50' with no load on it, but only 5' if you throw mack truck on it.
Old 12-06-06, 05:37 AM
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Ditto what Danno6102 said.

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