Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: 2nd floor addition

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
To extend the top of your wall add a 5 1/4 X 11 7/8 parallel strand beam
over the double top plates.  To fasten this beam to the wall below you can
add lag bolts from the double top plate to the beam for shear and add u
shaped straps at each stud that wrap around your beam.  Plumbers and
electricians will probably be unhappy.

Ed Jonson


* 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org