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erefakes 01-22-2011 04:03 PM

Cross Bean Support in Garage
I have wooden cross beams in my garage. Like probably a lot of folks, I put things on top of the cross beams for storage. Nothing extraordinarily heavy. I want to put a few more things up there, so I want to shore up the cross beams a bit more. I was thinking of using metal wire cables and turnbuckles attached to the roof beams. But is that an acceptable way ? Or is there some other way that is better ?

waterman1971 01-22-2011 04:11 PM

It is very likely to transfer the weight onto your rafters and perhaps cause them to sag.

Tigerloose 01-22-2011 04:13 PM

There isn't enough information to give an opinion. Most likely, what you are calling beams are rafter ties and are not there for storage.

erefakes 01-22-2011 05:18 PM

Ok. Thanks. I don't want to bring the roof down.

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