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Actually, I usually get the thicknesses by hiring an ultra-sound inspector. However you still don't know the grade of the material and reinforcing is almost impossible so I just added some channels between the joists, cut the bridging and then re-install it.

On 2012/09/21 8:49 PM, Will Haynes wrote:
BTW, I was being facetious about cutting the diagonals.


On Friday, September 21, 2012, Will Haynes wrote:

If you can't find the manufacturer ( or if you can't narrow the exact
design down if you find the mfr since I assume there is no joist

I have used digital calipers before to rebuild old cold-formed properties and used AISI for the limit state checks. The pipes may be a problem since they could change thickness along the joists and unless you cut each diagonal and measure the thickness, you won't know.


On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Dilip Patel wrote:

I need to determine joist property with following members.

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