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I recommend replacing the beam or if there are no joists a the same level
on hangers, to add steel plates on one or both sides.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA


On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 08:46:49 -0400 "Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc."
<ghodgson(--nospam--at)bellnet.ca> writes:
> List,
> 
> I have been asked to review drawings for a house addition,  The 
> designer
> has called for an existing beam (9h x 11.25v actual or nominal?) to 
> be
> reinforced with a 2" x 11.5" hardwood plank glued on the flat to 
> the
> bottom of the existing beam with an epoxy glue.  I am assuming the
> original beam is S-P-F or Doug Fir as that is pretty standard 
> around
> here.  No grades or species were given. I have never heard of such 
> a
> thing and do not want to comment on it if it is acceptable practise 
> but
> it seems strange to me.  The house is approximately 20 years old.  
> I'm
> just wanting to feel warm and fuzzy about this.
> 
> TIA,
> 
> Gary
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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