How far can a 2x12 LVL span?
Correspondingly, how far can you span LVL?
Measure your total span between members and ensure that it is not greater than 60 feet. Because of transport limitations, the maximum standard length for manufactured beams is sixty feet.
Beside above, how far can a 4 ply 2x12 beam span? You will see that a 4-ply, 2 X 12 can span a maximum of 13' while supporting 12' joists on either side of it.
Considering this, what size LVL Do I need to span 20 feet?
Re: 20 foot clearspan beam size Then your floor joists only need to span 8' between the wall and the "beam" (or between the beams). In that case, you need something like a 12-16" GLULAM or LVL to span the 20' and can use simple 2x8-10 dimensional lumber 16"OC as floor joists.
How much stronger is an LVL beam?
LVL has a “maximum allowable bending stress” of 2,800 or 3,000 psi. And according to this source, most wood has a maximum bending stress of about half that. So, yes. LVLs will bear more weight than the same size wood beam.