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Re: Sawn Beam Repair?

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Try "external post-tensioning method" by installing a stubbie under the
mid-span of the beam with cables connected to the both upper ends of the
beam. This will stop any further sagging and increase the strength of
the beam. I have seem it being done to repair purlins, GLU-lam beams and
concrete slabs etc.

Good luck

Tom Chiu, SE

Bill Allen wrote:
> 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
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