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RE: Cantilevers through a solid beam

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If I understand your proposed framing correctly, the compression from the
parallam acting on the 2x4 in the notch will be acting perpendicular to the
grain of the 2x4.  This might be a problem.  Consider using a flat steel
strap tie over the top of the parallam instead of notching it to provide
flexural continuity.

Ed Marshall, PE

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dennis S. Wish PE [SMTP:wish(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Tuesday, February 02, 1999 12:40 PM
> To:	SEA International List
> Subject:	Cantilevers through a solid beam
> I have a design problem where I need to build out the face of a patio from
> the supporting beams by 16" - and add a parapet above this. The problem is
> that the total depth of the beam and roof framing is limited to 16 inches
> - which happens to be the size of the Parallam required for a 24'-0" span.
> The back-span of the rafters is less than 15 feet and the cantilever is
> suppose to be, as I mentioned, 16 inches.
> An idea came to me that I wanted to run by this group. 
> I need to extend at least a 2x4" member over the beam - which is not
> possible because of the restricted depth. Since this is the compression
> side of the beam, I thought that I might be able to notch out the 2x4 in
> the top side of the Parallam (3.5" depth) and extend the 2x4's through the
> beam. When loaded, the beam will be in compression and the bottom of the
> rafter is above the neutral axis so that it remains in compression.
> I can strap this to compensate for a possible uplift by wind or seismic
> that might place the upper side of the beam in tension.
> Any thoughts on this? 
> Any better suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Dennis Wish PE