Building Homes or Extensions/legal span of 2x8

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how far can I span with a 2x8 yellow pine board treated or not
treated for an out door deck?

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12 feet is the maximum. But I would not go more than 8 feet apart. When treated yellow pine dries out, it tends to bend and twist. You may end up with a deck that is warped in a few places. 8 foot spans will provide a more solid and straighter deck. Also use two 2x8's screwed together on the outside ends of the deck.

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