I-Beam joists

Old 01-02-02, 03:22 PM
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I-Beam joists

With the newer type of floor/roof joists (laminated I-beam?), what is the longest span pratical for a floor and roof?

Old 01-05-02, 10:58 AM
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As strange as this seems, what you ask cannot be answered here. There are many things which must be looked at before this determination can be made. What type of building, what type of roof, what type of roofing, what type of flooring etc, the list goes on. There are several different types of I joists or beams made with different ytpes of products. Each is made for a different use.
The best advice is to talk with your building permit people, and they will be able to help you. They can be very helpful with these types of questions.

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