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Charlie,
It's no problem at all to get non-standard joist seat depths. You just
can't use less than 2 1/2" for K-series joists.

Rick Burch

CanitzCF(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> 
> The standard bearing depth for a K-Series joist is 2 1/2". I have an
> alterations project which includes new joists supported at one end by new
> steel beams and supported at the other end by existing beams. The new beams
> will be elevated so that the 2 1/2" bearing depth will be achieved. A 3 5/8"
> bearing depth is required at the existing beams. Do the joist manufacturers
> allow this option or is it more economical to add a member atop the existing
> member?
> 
> TIA,
> Charlie Canitz, PE
> Bel Air, MD
> 
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