2x6 strength

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by ryanjared posted 01-16-2013 10:50 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View ryanjared's profile


1 post in 1956 days

01-16-2013 10:50 AM

i am looking at moving a buillding to my place that is 27×32 and weighs roughly 14000lbs. how many 18’ 2×6’s screwed together to make a 27’ board should i use to carry the load of the building on a semi trailer?

2 replies so far

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1520 posts in 4123 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,

View Dallas's profile


3599 posts in 2486 days

#2 posted 01-16-2013 06:44 PM

Are you talking about moving it down a public roadway? If so, you had best check on permits to do so. If you do it without you will be responsible for any damage done to the road, the right of way or the private property boardering the movement.
The DOT also takes great pleasure in stopping illegal movement and will slap you with so many fines that it would be cheaper to buy the property where the building is.

That also means you aren’t going to use a span of 2X6 to move it, you’ll need a real company with I-beams and dollies.

The good part of this is that you could take the building apart and as long as the widest part is no wider than 102” on a main road, you should be fine.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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