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How far can you cantilever a floor joist?

Joist Cantilevers
According to the new span tables and IRC provisions, cantilevers can extend up to one-fourth the backspan of the joist. This means that joists, such as southern pine 2x10s at 16 inches on-center, spanning 12 feet are allowed to cantilever up to an additional 3 feet (see illustration, below).

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Similarly, you may ask, how far can you cantilever a floor truss?

Many building departments limit joist cantilevers to 24" maximum. You must use at least five framing nails to attach the rim joist to the ends of your joists. The American Wood Council states that cantilevers are limited to 1/4 the span of the joists.

Also Know, how far can you cantilever a 2x6 joist? Looking at the table below, we see that 2x6 floor joists can be cantilevered up to 2 feet and 6 inches (2'-6") when the joists are spaced 16" apart.

In this way, how far can you cantilever a 2x8 joist?

If the code span tables allow a 2x8 to span 12 feet, then the cantilever can be 3 feet.

How far can you cantilever a house?

As small as 2 feet: Bump outs may extend as far as 10 to 15 feet from the house, but they can also be tiny "pop-outs" that are no deeper than 2 feet. Cantilevers: Small bump outs often are cantilevered (unsupported by posts) from the house. This is typically limited to about 2 feet in depth.

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