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Mike,

I would add 6"x3"x16 GA. plate connecting the beam web to the full height
stud flange so that the full height stud would pick up and share some of the
loads.

Bao Pham

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael D Zaitz <mzaitz(--nospam--at)surfsouth.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Friday, October 09, 1998 12:09 PM
Subject: Bearing for Metal Studs


>Hello,
>
>On a job I am doing the EOR calls for a full height stud and a jack stud
>at typical exterior wall openings (see attached sketch) to support the
>boxed beam.  The beam consists of a track on top with the flanges
>turned down, 2 studs back to back, a track with flanges up and another
>track with the flanges down.  The wall is load bearing and is carrying a
> significant load (this is over a wall opening).  Typical details I have
>seen show the boxed beam bearing on the jack studs.  The problem I have
>with this is we have 2000 lbs. of shear in the webs of the studs that are
>being supported by a stud turned so that the webs do not align (my boss
>likes to refer to this as a knife edge).  The track is not going to
>significantly spread out the load.  Any thoughts on this condition?
>Recommended details?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mike
>

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