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Old 11-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Drilling holes in a glulam beam?

I want to drill four small (7/32") pilot holes in a glulam beam to mount an exercise pull-up bar with 2" lag bolts. Is this OK? I'm guessing that I'm fine, but I know that there are very specific rules when messing with glulams carrying heavy loads.

The beam spans my three-car garage on a two story house. I haven't measured the beam, but it's probably about 7" x 15", there's a support post at 2/3rds the span.

Please let me know if this is okay or not? Thank you.


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Should not be an issue.


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im with joe. if you just want to drill into it to allow for mounting to it.. s houldnt be an issue.. now if your drilling large holes it would be a different story
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may nor even need to pre drill with these screws...


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Example of Hole Drilling Guideline: http://www.rosboro.com/index.php?act...chnical.glulam
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