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Jun 23, 2013, 03:45 AM
shanetill254
Beam Size
I am building a 30 x 50 single story pier and beam home in central Texas.
I have drilled 35 piers in a 7 by 5 fashion meaning 7 across the back and 5 down the sides . . . . . . .
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like so.. The beams are running lengthwise from left to right.They are a max of 8' apart. I was wondering it a beam consisting of 2 2x8's sandwiched with 1/2 ply in the middle would suffice since they are spanning a max of 8' . The beams are 7 1/2 feet apart from each other with 2x8 floor joist on 16 center
Jun 23, 2013, 10:11 AM
Jaybee
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Jaybee