# What size beam do I need for a 26 foot span?

## What size beam do I need for a 26 foot span?

Wood beam size for a 26 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 26 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be 2×16 which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 400mm (16″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

**What size lumber can span 25 feet?**

Max. Live Load 30 lbs/ft2 (1436 N/m2)

Maximum Span (ft – in) | ||
---|---|---|

Nominal Size (inches) | Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches) | Lumber Grade |

2 x 10 | 24 | 16′ – 8″ |

2 x 12 | 12 | 25′ – 7″ |

16 | 23′ – 3″ |

### What size lumber can span 28 feet?

What size lvl beam for a 28 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 28 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 15-16 inches deep and 4 inches wide, thus you need something like a 15-16″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 28 feet used for residential building or projects.

**What can span 26 feet?**

26 ft can be clear spanned with I-Joists or wood floor trusses. I could also use a steel beam in the basement ceiling plus load bearing walls on the first floor to cut the 1st/2nd floor joist spans in half and use SYP 2X12s.

## Can a LVL span 25 feet?

Although, you may be wondering how far an LVL beam can span. Due to its strength, the LVL beam can span up to 60 feet and is much stronger than conventional lumber. Generally, you can find laminated beams in 4-foot increments starting at 24 feet and going up to 44 feet long, with special orders up to 60 feet.

**Can floor joists span 24 feet?**

Floor joist span is the length of an individual joist, from the foundation walls to an interior beam. The spacing between joists is typically 16”, but can also be 12”, 20”, and 24”. The spacing and ability to span a greater – or smaller – distance is dependent on the size of lumber used for the joists.

### What size LVL do I need for a 20 foot span?

What size lvl beam for a 20 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 20 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 10 to 12 inches deep and 3-1/2 inches or 2ply wide, thus you need something like a 10-12″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 20 feet and can use simple 2×14 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre as …

**What size beam do I need to span 32 feet?**

For 32 foot span, size of reinforced beam, using thumb rule is 12″×24″ or 16-18″ GLULAM or LVL, 2×18 dimensional lumber/wood beam at 16″ apart from centre as floor joists, ISMB 500 or UB 500×180 or W20 can span upto 32 feet that used in residential building.

## What size LVL beam do I need for a 25 foot span?

For span upto 25 feet, generally you need 3 1/4 × 13 1/4 standard size of LVL beam or 2×16 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre on normal weight condition which providing great stability for your projects.

**What size lumber can span 20 feet?**

For a 20 foot span, you will need atleast 2×12 size of lumber/ floor joist when spaced at 16″ apart. Thus, a 2×12 size of lumber can allow to span 20 feet. For a 20-foot spans, the lumber has to be at least 12 inches in depth used as floor joist.