# What size LVL Do I need to span 40 feet?

## What size LVL Do I need to span 40 feet?

As per general thumb rule and guidelines, a double 18″ lvl beam can allow span upto 30 feet far distance used for residential building or projects. How far can a double 5 1/2″ lvl span:– a double 5 1/2″ lvl is made by laminating of two 1 3/4 inches or 40mm thick and 5 1/2″ deep LVL.

### What size LVL beam do I need to span 14 feet?

For span upto 14 feet, generally you need 3 × 7 1/4 standard size of LVL beam or 2×10 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre on normal weight condition which providing great stability for your projects.

#### How big of an LVL Do I need to span 24 feet?

LVL beam size for a 24 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 24 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 12-14 inches deep and 4 inches wide, thus you need something like a 12-14″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 24 feet used for residential building or projects.

**How big of a LVL beam do I need to span 24 feet?**

**Can LVL span 32 feet?**

LVL beam size for a 32 foot span:-as per general thumb rule, for a 32 foot span, size of LVL beam or GLULAM should be 16 to 18 inches deep and 4 inches wide, thus you need something like a 16-18″ GLULAM or LVL to span upto 32 feet and can use simple 2×18 dimensional lumber at 16″ apart from centre as floor joists used …

## How do you choose the correct LVL beam span size?

Common Sense. It has been my experience to never use a beam smaller than a two ply 2 x 8. No matter what the specs say.

### How long can a LVL beam span?

For example, if you are using an LVL beam with two plies of 16 inches or three plies of 14 inches with the columns spaced 14 feet from one another, the maximum span size is 36 feet. This span size only applies to single floors; floors supporting additional stories or roofs require sturdier construction and use different LVL span size charts.

#### How far can you span a 6×12 beam?

What is a realistic span that a 6×12 beam can span in the ceiling… I am building an addition and am taking down a portion of a I am building an addition and am taking down a portion of a wall on first floor of two-story house. Span being taken out is approx. 12 feet.

**How far can you span a 6×8 beam?**

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