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Re: Simpson Column Connector Mismatch
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Simpson Column Connector Mismatch
- From: BCainse(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:34:00 EDT
The other solution is to change the beam and/or column size to standard
glulam sizes that do fit stock hangers.
Bill Cain, SE
In a message dated 9/13/2006 5:16:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
It depends if it'll be exposed for
arch'l reasons, or to the elements. If you're going to cover it up,
which I doubt sinced you've mentioned glulams, you could shim it up.
Otherwise, have the contractor order the piece from Simpson. I'd
suggest the CC cap with straps rotated 90 deg.
David A. Topete, S.E.
09/13/2006 04:56 PM
|Simpson Column Connector
What is normally done when you have a beam and column combination that
does not fit into any of the Simpson sizes and you still want to use the
Simpson products? For instance, I have designed a 5" wide glulam with a 5"x6
7/8" glulam column. I wanted the 5" dimension of the beam and the column to
line up vertically hoping it will look better, so I went to the Simpson
catalog looking for a connector that fits the 5" dimension ("W1" connector
dimension) of the beam and the 6 7/8" ("W2" dimension) of the column.
The closest I found was
a CCQ5-8 that would require shims around the column to fit (it has a 7 1/2"
"W2" dimension). The other option would be to specify a made to order size
from Simpson to exactly fit my beam-column combination and loading. Is
shimming more common or is the "made to fit" sizing?
Bill Cain, S.E.