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Re: Strengthening existing glulam

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Neat idea. Did you shore up the existing wood beam during this process or
was it partially loaded with some dead loads during this operation

Ganesh Thiagarajan, PE

On 6/7/06, Dan Morrow <dmorrow(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I once strengthened an existing wood beam with joist framing on each
side by having the contractor **carefully** kerf a longitudinal slot in
the beam from the underside with a chainsaw-type beam cutter and then
insert a WT section in the slot and through-bolt wood and steel.  Worked
in my case but is highly dependent on workmanship.

Dan Morrow, PE

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