I assume "Table 23-II-b-1 Nailing Schedule" is what you are
referring to, therefore Item 14, 16d@16"o/c along each edge should
satisfy James situation.
Date sent: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 22:14:53 -0800
From: John Rose <jrose36(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
Subject: 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)msn.com