Reply by Dan Lyke

  • Advertise with us

Posted on 2x6 strength

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1520 posts in 4119 days

#1 posted 01-16-2013 06:29 PM

If we’re going to try to engineer a solution, I think we need to know a little bit more about how the weight will be distributed across the resulting beam, how the beam will be supported, and (here’ s the difficult part) what dynamic loads will be placed on the beam in the process of moving it.

And how much flex the building can withstand, because flex strength and breaking strength are vastly different.

I mean you can plug numbers in to the AWC wood span calculator all day, and 7 tons isn’t that much weight, but there’s a lot of assumptions that’d have to be made here to figure anything out.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics