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This post gives a deck joist span table

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Does 9'-11" mean any length less than 9 feet and 11 inches?

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    2x6 pine joists spaced 12” apart on center can span up to 9’11”
    – Kris
    Feb 1, 2020 at 5:34
  • Yes it does mean anything less than 9'-11" , including 9'-11"
    – Jack
    Feb 1, 2020 at 16:23

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I think that table should say "Maximum allowable span" , so yes anything up-to 9'11" is allowable.

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  • That’s what I understand as “allowable span” ie that but no more... maximum is not needed.
    – Solar Mike
    Feb 1, 2020 at 6:45
  • You might find someone suggesting your answer is too short soon - it’s fine forme though, clear and succinct.
    – Solar Mike
    Feb 1, 2020 at 6:47

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