Drilling Holes In A Glulam Beam? - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25
Default

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.

Advertisement

kevinf. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,808
Rewards Points: 732
Default

Drilling holes in a glulam beam?


Should not be an issue.
http://www.rosboro.com/index.php?act...chnical.glulam

Advertisement

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
kevinf. (11-12-2012)
Old 11-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 2,779
Rewards Points: 174
Default

Drilling holes in a glulam beam?


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
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodworkbykirk For This Useful Post:
kevinf. (11-12-2012)
Old 11-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
AHH, SPANS!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,684
Rewards Points: 1,032
Default

Drilling holes in a glulam beam?


may nor even need to pre drill with these screws...

http://www.grkfasteners.com/index.php/en/

Last edited by hand drive; 11-10-2012 at 09:35 AM.
hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #5
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Drilling holes in a glulam beam?


Example of Hole Drilling Guideline: http://www.rosboro.com/index.php?act...chnical.glulam
__________________
- Build Well -
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Core drilling multiple holes in concrete hartkem Concrete, Stone & Masonry 8 06-22-2012 12:29 PM
Drilling holes in meter pan OK? ScottR Electrical 11 05-13-2011 08:21 PM
Drilling Shelf Pin Holes in Existing Shelf Red Truck Carpentry 7 05-11-2010 10:27 AM
Drilling holes through studs paul_arc Electrical 17 05-20-2009 05:23 PM
Beam Replacement? Steve Dailey Carpentry 5 05-19-2008 09:46 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts