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RE: PSL Beam creep

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I'd take exception to this.

Barry H. Welliver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Bryson [mailto:MBryson(--nospam--at)mhpse.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3:53 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: PSL Beam creep
>
>
> If a load was applied while the beam was wet, then three or four times the
> dry deflection is possible. I don't think PSL is any more or less
> susceptible to creep or moisture effects than standard lumber is.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmorrow(--nospam--at)swensonsayfaget.com [mailto:dmorrow(--nospam--at)swensonsayfaget.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 2:19 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: PSL Beam creep
>
>
> Has anyone had problems with PSL beams creeping (deflecting) when they are
> wet or have elevated moisture contents?  I have a wet PSL beam which has
> deflected 4x what it should be deflecting given the load conditions.  The
> beam is wet (as is most of the other framing) because the
> contractor didn't
> close-in the structure during recent heavy rains and winds.  The
> contractor
> is saying the beam is under-sized.  PSL material seems more prone to
> strength loss when wet and it seems to wick water more than
> standard lumber.
> Any experiences or thoughts.
> TIA
>
>
>
> Dan Morrow
> Swenson Say Fagét
> 2124 3rd Ave. Suite 100
> Seattle, WA  98121
> 206-956-3745 (direct)
> 206-443-4870 (fax)
>
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