Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

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

Re: FW: WOOD: Field Splicing

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Why does he need to strengthen the lumber? Aren't the structural members "just carrying a little bit of load" and they're way over-designed? :)

Does he keep the boards under pressure while the glue sets? I may be jumping the gun - you didn't indicate whether he used glue along with this 1x & nails modification.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:32 PM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>Subject: WOOD: Field Splicing
>I just heard this morning that one can "easily" field-splice dimension
>lumber by making a sort of "V-joint" and fitting the boards end-to-end
>to make a longer piece. Then you put a piece of 1x on either side, about
>four to six feet in lenth centered on the splice and nail it together.
>It makes a piece that is "stronger" than the original. "It's in the
>code," he tells me.
>What in blazes is he talking about and where does it spell that out in
>the building code? ANY building code?
>******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
>* Read list FAQ at:
>* This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
>* Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
>* subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
>* Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) 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:
>******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********