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that is stud spacing not span. span is the distance your ceiling joist go from one wall to the next
 

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Before we were talking about ceiling joist span
That IS the distance between inside edges of the wall studs
BUT - on OPPOSITE walls
Its the distance the ceiling joist will SPAN
but it excludes the depth of the stud

Example:
A 20' wide garage -measured on the outside...may only have a 19' 4" span
7" for the 2 wall studs, 1" for external sheathing
 

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Before we were talking about ceiling joist span
That IS the distance between inside edges of the wall studs
BUT - on OPPOSITE walls
Its the distance the ceiling joist will SPAN
but it excludes the depth of the stud

Example:
A 20' wide garage -measured on the outside...may only have a 19' 4" span
7" for the 2 wall studs, 1" for external sheathing
Ok I see. Thanks so much!

JP
 

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