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Jim-
You never mentioned you didn't want to notch the
post...  If that's the case, the Nels' suggestion (I
believe) of nailing a 2x to the underside of the hip,
upslope is your best bet.
David Topete, SE
SF, CA
--- Jim Wilson <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Bill, I think you get the original question from
> reading the responses.  I was looking for a proper
> way
> to support the middle of an existing LVL hip rafter
> from below without notching.
> 
> The first thing I did was call Simpson - there
> response was that I should consult an engineer :^( 
> In
> other words, they have nothing, other than a myriad
> of
> straps and ties that could be added.  But that
> wouldn't necessarily be appropriate to resist the
> posts temptation to kick out under load.
> 
> A custom fabrication is always an option, but that
> is
> a quick way to loose a client around here.  Sounds
> familiar, doesn't it?
> 
> Jim
> 
> --- Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> wrote:
> > Don wrote:
> > 
> > >Jim,
> > >
> > >I would detail a bracket fabricated from steel
> > (3/16" plate should be more
> > >than sufficient) that saddles the beam and bears
> > flat on the post and
> > >saddles the post, with through-bolts through
> both.
> > >  
> > >
> > Somehow I missed the original post to which you
> are
> > responding, and it 
> > is no longer on my server. So the answer to my
> > question might be 
> > contained there.
> > 
> > But why should you detail a fabricated bracket
> when
> > Simpson (and 
> > probably USP) have ready-made gadgets for this and
> > similar purposes?
> > 
> > Again, forgive me if the question is redundant.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Bill Polhemus, P.E.
> > Polhemus Engineering Company
> > http://www.polhemus.cc/
> > 
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