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Old 12-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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I'll need to hang a beam on another beam as point load.
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Beam A is installed. It's a built 5.25 x 11 7/8.
Beam B is new, built 3.5 x 14
Beam B intersects A at a higher point so I need to figure out how to attach these together.
My idea is to use blocking (C - 3.5 x 6.75 LVL) to attach the hanger to and then strap the block to beam A. Is there a better way to do this or does this seem like a decent idea?
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I would think Simpson strongties would make a single hanger without the buildup on the existing beam and you could add lags from back side to help eliminate roll. if I understand your drawing correctly. you could also notch b to add additional support

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I thought so too. I tried to order this hanger so that the flange is lower but it's not offered that way.
By using blocking as depicted, it would spread the point load out, which I like.
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go to a local iron-worker and have them make up a bridle hanger, with a flap set to the height you want, and the sides to go full height of the taller beam.

i typically take this route on funky intersections with heavy loading.
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