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Re: Need advise on adding tension rod to wood beam to control deflection

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Not a bad solution. When I originally considered this, I thought I had to
keep an edge clearance of at least 4 bolt diameters. However, since the load
is parallel to grain, I can get away with 1-1/2" bolt diameters which still
puts the centerline of the bolt well into the tension side of the beam. I'll
ask the contractor which he perfers based upon cost to install and the
necessity of furring out to box the beam in.
Thanks again, Steve.
Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Privett <eqretrodr(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: Need advise on adding tension rod to wood beam to control
deflection


>If the tension rod is preferred over the flitch plate design, couldn't
>you use double rods and instead of bolting thru the depth of the beam,
>bolt thru the width of the beam... therefore loading the bolts in double
>shear?
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>Steve Privett
>mailto:eqretrodr(--nospam--at)earthlink.net
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