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RE: Sawn Beam Repair?

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How about jacking it up to level or slightly above and bolting a steel
plate to the bottom to span the knot?  Or you could try an adhered,
non-metallic Band-Aid such as Contech Services (360-750-1377) has used
to reinforce beams.

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> From: 	BAllenSE[SMTP:BAllenSE] on behalf of Bill
> Allen[SMTP:BAllenSE(--nospam--at)mail-gw3.pacbell.net]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, October 01, 1997 8:12 AM
> To: 	'seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org'
> Subject: 	Sawn Beam Repair?
> 
> I am working on a project that is currently in construction. This is a
> single family residence. I have specified a 4x12 #2DF beam supporting
> some ceiling framing at the second floor. According to the contractor,
> the beam had a slight crown (upward camber) when installed. Near the
> midspan of the beam, there exists a knot near the bottom edge of the
> beam near the midspan. A crack has developed at the knot and the beam
> is sagging.
> 
> Short of replacing the beam, is anyone aware of a practical technique
> to repair this beam?
> 
> Thanks,
> Bill Allen
>