A 2×8 will adequately support a dead load of 20 psf and a live load of 40 psf depending on some factors, including allowable span. This equates to a total load of 60 psf. Therefore, for a 2x8x10, the total load would equal 600 pounds per lineal foot.

## How much weight can a 2×8 hold?

The weight that can be supported by a double or triple wood header Span (feet) Weight Supported (lb) 2 x 2″ x 6″ 3 x 2″ x 8″ 4 2250 5850 6 1680 4690 8 3990.

## How far can a 2×8 span without support?

Based on different manufacturers’ specifications, the maximum span a 2×8 LVL is from 12′ to 15′. Spans are also affected by the species of wood used in the manufacture of the laminated joists, with western woods edging out eastern woods in unsupported span distance.

## How much weight can joist hold?

That means the joists can support a minimum of 40 pounds per square foot live load. Though, by consulting the 50 pounds per square foot live load/10 pounds per square foot dead load table, you can see the joists’ span would need to be reduced to 11 feet 11 inches to support heavier weight safely.

## How much does a 2×8 weight per foot?

Lumber Weight Chart Weight of Dimensional Lumber 2 x 6 1.5 x 5.5 1.94 2 x 8 1.5 inch x 7.25 inch 2.56 lbs 2 x 10 1.5 x 9.25 3.28 2 x 12 1.5 x 11.25 3.98.

## How much does an 8 foot 2×8 weigh?

The answer is 18 – 35 lbs.

## How much weight can a 2×8 hold horizontally?

A 2×8 will adequately support a dead load of 20 psf and a live load of 40 psf depending on some factors, including allowable span. This equates to a total load of 60 psf. Therefore, for a 2x8x10, the total load would equal 600 pounds per lineal foot.

## Can I use 2×8 for deck joists?

2×8 for joists will be fine, with 16″ OC. Should use 2×10 for beams but 2×8 will be fine as well. If you are worried you can triple the 2×8 for the beams but double will be sufficient. You should put the beams at 7 and 14 feet out from the house, with the piers you should do 3 per beam with spacing of 1, 7, 13.

## Should I use 2×6 or 2×8 for deck?

For upper-level decks, 2×10 is recommended as the minimum size to use for strong guard post connections. 2×6 joists should only be used on ground-level decks that do not require, and will not provide for, any guards. Most decking is not strong enough to support longer spans than 16″.

## Can my floor support 1000 lbs?

Most of us don’t know how long our floor joists are. Let’s say you have a three foot wide safe that weighs 1,000 pounds, and your floor joists span 12 feet (which is typical). This three foot by 12 foot section of the floor was designed to safely carry a live load of 3 x 12 x 40 PSF, which equals 1,440 pounds.

## How much weight can wooden floor support?

A modern house is designed to support a floor load equivalent to 150kg per square metre (1.5kN/m2). That’s a maximum, but permissible over the whole floor area.

## How much weight can my deck support?

In general, most decks can withstand 100 lbs per square foot. So if a hot tub like the one in the example is under that weight, the average deck should be able to support it.

## How much weight can a 2x12x16 support?

A 2×12 can hold approximately 180 pounds per foot or approximately 2,100 pounds in total.

## How do you calculate timber weight?

A: Calculate weight, Mike, using the formula: density × volume. Well-dried, seasoned oak has of a density of about 3.6 pounds per board foot. Now find the board footage of your lid by multiplying its length, width, and thickness, and dividing by 144.

## How much does a treated 2x6x8 weight?

A kiln-dried 2x6x8 weighs about 16 pounds, while a pressure-treated 2x6x8 weighs around 26 pounds.

## How much weight can a 2x12x20 hold?

The 2×12’s would hold around 150 pounds per foot x length x spans but then you get into mode of rupture or elastics, dead weight live weight.

## How much does a treated 4x4x10 weigh?

x 4 in. x 10 ft. timber can weigh approximately 31 pounds when it is completely dry (no moisture content) and weigh between 41 and 48.5 pounds when the timber is new pressure treated for above or below ground.

## How much does pine wood weight per cubic foot?

For the species in the table, the hardwood heartwood averages 81% moisture content, while the hardwood sapwood averaged 83%; the softwood heartwood, however, averages only 60%, while the softwood sapwood averaged 152%!Hardwoods. Common Name Hackberry Weight of one cubic foot, in pounds 33 50 50 50.

## How far can a triple 2X8 span?

Dimensional Lumber Deck Beam Span Chart Joist Spans Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir, Redwood, Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine 3-2X6 7′-1″ 3-2X8 9′-5″ 3-2X10 11′-9″ 3-2X12 13′-8″.

## Can I drill a 2 hole in a 2X8 floor joist?

The hole cannot be larger than one-third the depth of the joist, so the maximum hole size for a 2×12 joist (actual size 1-1/2 x 11-1/4 in.) is 3-3/4 in. diameter—plenty big enough for running cable! You can drill the holes anywhere along the length of the joist (first photo).

## Can I use 2×8 for deck boards?

Q: Can I use 2×8 treated lumber as deck boards? A: No, that’s a not a good idea. Lumber wider than 6 inches should not be used as a flat surface. Wide, flat boards have a tendency to pool rain water, which can lead to cupping problems.

## How far can you span a 2×8 deck beam?

A 2×6 joist can span up to 9 feet, a 2×8 can span up to 12 feet, and a 2×10 can span up to 15 feet.

## Can I use 2×8 for ledger board?

The best and easiest option is to mount a 2×8 directly to the existing 2×6 ledger board with 3 m10 or m12 3″ screws top/middle/bottom every 16″ on center. This is a common construction practice which I have detailed many times (I work at an architectural/structural firm).