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How much weight can 2x10 floor joists hold?


  1. How much weight can 2x10 floor joists hold?
  2. Can you use 2x10 for load bearing wall?
  3. How much weight can a 2x6 floor joist support?
  4. Are 2x6 strong enough for floor joists?

How much weight can 2x10 floor joists hold?

Each 2x10 will support 1,200 lbs.

Can you use 2x10 for load bearing wall?

So, 2x10 joists at 16” on center will support say live load (people and furniture) of 40 lbs. per square foot plus a dead load (framing, ducts, etc.) of 10 - 14 lbs. per square foot, depending on the species and grade of lumber.

How much weight can a 2x6 floor joist support?

The Codes allow for a 2×6 joist to support 53lbs per linear foot, which means an 8.5-foot length could support approximately 450-pounds across that length.

Are 2x6 strong enough for floor joists?

2 Answers. 2x6 joists at the span that you are talking about (16' and 18') are not strong enough to support a floor as a living space. With a span like that the timber size that you sister in would have to be at least 2x10's.



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