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Old 01-22-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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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 ?

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

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