Author Topic: Constructing a kennel building for my dogs.  (Read 788 times)

Offline m_fumich

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Constructing a kennel building for my dogs.
« on: December 26, 2019, 07:26:00 PM »
I’ve got to construct a building for some of my dogs. I want the ability to move the building or even sell it at a later time so I’m going with a conventional foundation. If I use 2x12x16 SPF for the floor joist, how far can I span?

I found conflicting information online. One source said 1’ for every inch of joist height so a 2x12 could could span 12’ without additional support. Another source said a 2x12 could span 16’.

Ultimate, I would like to use 2x12x16 floor joist. I need to know if a can just support them at the ends or should I run two beams under the floor the length of the building 12’ apart leaving 2’ to overhang on each side? I expect to start construction when the Spring rains subside.

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