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Re: Double joist nailing pattern

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Follow the UBC provisions in Chapt. 23; there is a table after the early
sections in Chapt. 23 that give the proper nailing schedule for fastening
joists together. (I don't have copy of UBC at home).
John Rose/APA, Tacoma, WA

JCohen wrote:

> Can anyone suggest how to effectively join two 2x12 timber beams using
> common nails? This seems to be a common construction practice, but the
> nailing I have observed seems less than adequate to effect a real
> connection. It also appears to be a particularly ineffective approach when
> adding a beam to share load as part of a repair.
> James Cohen
> jccpc(--nospam--at)