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In a message dated 9/27/2007 11:34:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time, JCoombs(--nospam--at)carollo.com writes:
How big is big?  If you can seal it up and inject it or squirt it in  somehow, it will expand to fill the gap.  I'd use it up to about 1/2", and maybe a little larger if the space is on the interior.
Gorilla Glue (generic "Urethane glue") expands as it reacts with water, or the water in it evaporates.  As it does so, it expands quite a bit, and is forced deep into the wood.  a great adhesive to hold it together as it is completely water resistant.  It can cure in wet conitions.  It is NOT good in compression.
It is identical to "Great Foam" if you're familiar with that, but doesn't expand a fraction of that amount.
JDCoombs
At the bottom about 1/2" to about nothing at midheight (depth).  It is an interior beam. Maybe on can (should) seal it at the bottom and inject (squirt) it in at the horizontal bolt holes?
Tony




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