Maximum Span Calculator
for Wood Joists & Rafters
www.awc.org
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Size
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Deflection Limit
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The Maximum Horizontal Span is:
12 ft. 9 in.

with a minimum bearing length of 0.76 in.
required at each end of the member.

PropertyValue
SpeciesEastern Softwoods
GradeNo. 3
Size2x12
Modulus of Elasticity (E)900000 psi
Bending Strength (Fb)462.87 psi
Bearing Strength (Fcp)335 psi
Shear Strength (Fv)161 psi

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