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Re: Joist Chord Widths

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The SJI, some years ago, had two sheets -- one for H & J series, and
another for LH, LJ &DLH series joists.  I have copies of them I can fax to

If anyone has this info on 20th century bar joists, I'd like to get a copy.


> From: Michael D Zaitz <mzaitz(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Joist Chord Widths
> Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 5:03 PM
> Hello,
> Are there any guidelines for estimating the width of the top chord (angle

>  sizes and web size) in order to determine how far off of a wall to put 
> the first joist to allow an angle to lap enough for welding?  I have a 
> job where the joists (10K1 and 12K1) parallels the wall and I am wanting 
> to use a L4 x 3 x .25 slv on top for supporting the edge of the deck.  At

> the moment I have the joist 5" from the wall but now I am concerned that 
> this is too far.  Is there any published information on this from SJI or 
> other sources?
> Mike