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What size laminated beam do I need to span 24' and support 1/2' plywood flooring?
Is this for a loft in a barn?
What kind of loading will it see?
What is the overall dimension of the floor?
yes. but there won't be any hay stored in the loft. It is more for bunk beds, etc
the floor will be 14' X 24'
I was planing to use 2 X 10's for joists
sorry, joists 16" o/c
So this area will be supported by barn walls along both the 14' walls and one of the 24' walls and then you will need a beam on the remaining open 24' side? Is that correct?
you are right
the size of the building is 24 X 48
Let me run a few numbers. I will be using 40 psf for your live load since you said it will be used as more or less a living/sleeping area.
Ok, do you have other questions? I have an urgent meeting I have to attend and I am 2 mins. late now. Can you just leave me the answer?
Yes. You will need a laminated wood member, will that be OK
Ok, Check your e-mail when you get back and you will have the answer
thank you very much,
I can give you two wood options:
5-1/4” x 16” Versa-Lam 2.0 3100 DF
5-1/8” x 15” Boise Glulam 24F-V8/DF
These are Boise Cascade products and you can go to the following link to find distributors in your area. http://www.bc.com/wood/ewp/distributors.html
Just a note, I would use 2"x12" Douglas Fir floor joists at 16" o.c. to span the 14'.