Originally Posted by Tham
The only problem I see is you're spanning at least 10' with 2x6's. Looking at the IRC should be OK. If you ledger get hangers. If you sister up to studs think about cutting a trimmer(next to the stud) under them for better bearing. Nails and screws. As screws aren't usually rated for shear. Unless you get some good ones.
The inside dimension from wall to wall that I want to span is 9'-5".
Will do with the hangers.
I want to sister up to studs and I love the trimmer stud idea, but can't if I ledger.
I have some screws that I want to research to see if they have a shear rating. Do you calculate required shear by taking load and dividing by number of fasteners?