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I experienced similar problem and had to sign-up all over again.


Syed Faiz Ahmad; MEngg, M.ASCE

Senior Structural Engineer

Saudi Oger Ltd

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Shreenan [mailto:rshreenan(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 8:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Wood beam repair


Hi Folks:


Has anyone prepared a wood beam repair in the top of a simple span compression zone by removing a damaged area (termites) and adding a piece of wood with a tight fit?

I would like to use a piece of kiln dried wood to eliminate shrinkage problems as the floor beam is relatively old and seasoned.  The beam is a 4x12 about 12 long in span and lightly loaded as most of the floor framing adjacent is parallel to it. 

The damaged is about 6' long and 2 " deep and is centrally located on the span.  What glue product is best for this type of repair?


Also I did not receive mail from this list for the past month and most of September when I finally signed on again.  Was the list down or has anyone else had this problem?


Thanks in advance.

Ray shreenan  SE