Started by Kris, February 10, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
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Quote from: MountainDon on February 10, 2012, 08:03:32 PMIf you are doing a second story, IMO, the foundation should be located under the side walls, no cantilever. 2x8's would be too small for a 16 foot span on 16" centers. 2x10 #2 SYP or DougFir can span 16 feet,m 16" OC. For 18 ft, 2x12 #2 10" OC DougFir or SYP works. Handy calculator herePiers/girder are not prescriptive (code); if there are inspections in your area they may not be permitted. In any event if you use piers see this thread for what is a pretty good bracing system. Scroll down the page slightly from where the page opens. Note Don_P's comment is Reply #83 further down the page.