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Subject : Re: Simpson Column Connector Mismatch

Date : Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:34:00 EDT

From : BCainse(--nospam--at)

To : seaint(--nospam--at)

The other solution is to change the beam and/or column size to standard

glulam sizes that do fit stock hangers.


Bill Cain, SE

Berkeley CA

In a message dated 9/13/2006 5:16:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,

David.Topete(--nospam--at) writes:

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.

"Will Haynes"

09/13/2006 04:56 PM

Please respond to





Simpson Column Connector Mismatch

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.

Berkeley CA

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