# How much weight can 2x10 floor joists hold?

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In fact, each 2x10 will support 1,200 lbs. To be clear, spans are measured as "clear spans".

Herein, how much weight can a floor joist hold?

For example, a floor joist at 16” spacing's that can carry 53 pounds per linear foot would translate into a 318 pound single point load at its center. Location and configuration of heavy loads should be looked at on a case by case basis.

Additionally, how much weight can 2x6 floor joists hold? To give you a general idea though, floor joists are sized to support 40 pounds per square foot of "live" load (moving weight) or 10 psf "dead" (stationary) load.

Similarly one may ask, how far can you span a 2x10 floor joist?

In general terms, joists spaced 16 inches on center can span 1.5 times in feet their depth in inches. A 2x8 up to 12 feet; 2x10 to 15 feet and 2x12 to 18 feet.

How long can floor joists be without support?

A live load of 60 pounds per square foot demands more support and shorter spans. Spaced at 12 inches, the joist may only span 16 feet 8 inches. At 16 inch spacing, 15 feet 2 inches and 13 feet 3 inches at 24 inch spacing.

### Can a floor collapse from too much weight?

The answer is that, absolutely, weight can cause a floor to collapse. Even within a floor, there are wide variations in weight limits. For example, the floor can handle much more weight right over the joist than it can between joists. The floor is also stronger where it attaches it a wall.

### Can my floor support a 75 gallon aquarium?

A 75 is 48" wide, when running perp to joists will span at minimum 3 joists. Tank will weigh close to or over 700 lbs. Most floors in newer homes or older ones should hold a 75 gallon tank without any issues!

### Can my floor support a 55 gallon aquarium?

Aquariums up to 55 gallons can be placed almost anywhere without much worry at all. Many tanks larger than 55 gallons and no more than 125 gallons will be okay, if they are placed in a good structural location and your floor framing is free from significant defects.

### How far can a 2x10 span without support?

When supporting joists that span 12 feet with no overhang beyond the beam, a double ply beam can span in feet a value equal to its depth in inches. A double 2x12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2x10 can span 10 feet and so on.

### Can my floor support a treadmill?

Structurally, there's no reason to not use a treadmill on the upper level of a house. The upstairs floors of a house will safely support the weight of a treadmill, even with the added impact of your running.

### Can my floor support a piano?

The first is, can the floor hold the piano without collapsing? The answer is almost certainly yes. Consider that a grand piano weighs perhaps 800 pounds. It is also about 5 fee wide, and, depending on the piano about 6 to 8 feet long.

### Can my floor support a 100 gallon aquarium?

Yes, it can. Put it over as many joists as possible, and you'll be fine. If it's in the basement, as in over carpeted concrete, you could place just about any sized tank you want. Yeah, if its in the basement you could have as big a tank as the room can fit!

### How much weight can hang from a ceiling joist?

Fine Homebuilding notes that 2-inch by 6-inch garage joists will support a weight of up to 50 pounds per square foot. If you overload your garage's ceiling joists, the ceiling may appear to sag from the strain. While your 2-inch by 6-inch joists can collapse from too much weight, such a scenario is uncommon.

### What size lumber can span 20 feet?

Re: 20 foot clearspan beam size
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 far can a double 2x8 floor joist span?

The current floor joists are 2x8 and span the 24 feet, but there is a wall mid way.

### How far can a triple 2x6 beam span?

A triple 2x6 beam over a span of 10' feet should be more than sufficient for normal deck loads.

### How far can you cantilever a 2x6 joist?

Looking at the table below, we see that 2x6 floor joists can be cantilevered up to 2 feet and 6 inches (2'-6") when the joists are spaced 16" apart.

### How far can you cantilever a 2x8 joist?

If the code span tables allow a 2x8 to span 12 feet, then the cantilever can be 3 feet.

### How far can a 2x6 Rafter span without support?

The table states that 2 X 6 rafters spaced 16 inches on center (o.c) can span a maximum distance of 13 feet 5 inches. Another option are 2 X 8 rafters spaced 24 inches o.c.

### How much weight can a 2x4 joist support?

If there is no strong wind, a 2x4 measuring at least 8 feet can support at least 1,000 pounds vertically.

### How far can a triple 2x12 beam span?

of 14 feet for a triple 2x12.

### Can I use 2x4 for floor joists?

2×4 are suitable for ceiling joists where the LL is like 20 Lbs. If you got a good species with the highest Modulus of Elasticity and Best grade and use like 12″ o.c. – you might get 8” span. In your case, I”d use a 4×4 which might squeeze a few feet like 10”.