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Dave,  this is the web-site for information on the Bulldog Grip PL Premium :   http://www.lepageproducts.com/products/detail.asp?catid=22&subid=108&plid=284
 
The load capacity info is not on the web site, to my knowledge, but the contact info gives a phone number.  They sent me their load capacities in 2002, so maybe you should get in touch with them to see if there is more recent onfo.
 
Kevin B.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Gaines [mailto:gainesengr(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: 6 juin 2006 10:22
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Bulldog Grip built-up wood beam

Kevin,
I'd  be interested in hearing more about the Bulldog Grip glue solution. What are the typical applications for this glue?  Do you have a website or contact info?
TIA,
Dave Gaines
Pasadena, CA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 6:19 AM
Subject: RE: built-up wood beam

Gary, I have used that method a couple of times with no problems and
with surprising stiffness increase (surprising for the sceptics).  The
Lepage Bulldog Grip glue has good strength (I asked Lepage for the
figures, and they were happy to send them.)  I always add nails to hold
the pieces in place while the glue cures, but also as a backup.

Kevin B.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)bellnet.ca]
Sent: 5 juin 2006 08:47
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: built-up wood beam


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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