Structural - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10


How much weight will three 2X10's thru bolted together hold on a span of 16 feet


DanRSmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
Framing Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,211
Rewards Points: 120

That will probably only hold itself


sixeightten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
Jackofall1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000

Welcome Dan, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

You might want to clarify the question slightly, at least in order to get a better answer.

Structural questions or should I say answers always weigh heavy and there is a concern for liability and responsibility that responders need to consider.

When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #4
ddawg16's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 11,406
Rewards Points: 1,968
Blog Entries: 2

The real question is how much weight and where your wanting to put on it.

Any time your thinking of bolting sawn lumber together to increase strenght, then you need to start thinking PSL or other options.

Something to can get more strenght by ripping lengths of 1/2 Struct 1 plywood and nailing/gluing them on both sides of the 2x10. It will add considerable stiffness without that much additional weight.

Once again, the real key is what you want to do with it.

For the record....per typical building codes, the allowable span for 2x10's is 16' using 16" OC. That is for a typical 40 psf load.
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brick veneer or Structural Brick? nimblemotors Building & Construction 19 02-22-2013 08:11 PM
Opening up a load-bearing wall. Do I need a structural engineer? Ironlight Building & Construction 3 04-18-2011 11:03 AM
Unstable Structural Wall joe_cole5000 Building & Construction 8 02-01-2010 08:33 AM
Structural integrity question Red Squirrel Building & Construction 8 07-28-2009 10:02 PM
Concrete steps and stucco cracked-Is this structural problem? yummy mummy Building & Construction 17 04-14-2008 09:24 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1