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Old 08-29-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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How to fix Garage Cross Supports?


Anyone know how to fix the problem in the pic below?

Not sure of the proper name but I'm calling them "Cross Supports".
The previous owner cut through them for the Garage door opener.
It's a single car shared garage. Wood frame on a concrete slab.

How can brace/strengthen/replace/fix this?

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 08-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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All I can say is wow!!!!!!! That is incredible.

Cut 4' lengths of 2 x 4 for the top of the joist and then lace in with 4' strips 3/4" plywood (as wide as possible), one on either side of the joist, staggered 2" screws on 6" centers.

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I'll echo that-WOW!. It should be against the law for some people to breathe and whoever did this is the poster boy. The garage door opener will have to come down and be installed correctly. Depending on the span, you might be able to get away with what is called an engineers fix- that's what we call it down here. You'll go 4foot on either side of the cuts with corresponding size materials on each side, like sistering both sides, glue and screw the materials together. I'd also check it to see if it has dropped any. You may have to jack it and do a full sistering the entire span.
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I'll echo that-WOW!. It should be against the law for some people to breathe and whoever did this is the poster boy. The garage door opener will have to come down and be installed correctly. Depending on the span, you might be able to get away with what is called an engineers fix- that's what we call it down here. You'll go 4foot on either side of the cuts with corresponding size materials on each side, like sistering both sides, glue and screw the materials together. I'd also check it to see if it has dropped any. You may have to jack it and do a full sistering the entire span.
How should I check if anything has dropped?

I don't think I can move the Garage door opener.
There is no space to move it higher or lower.

Hence why I need to brace the supports.
I'm open to any suggestions you may have??

Thanks both for the help!!
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
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There are low clearance garage door opener kits; you'll have to google them to see if you would have enough clearance between your doors and the bottom of your rafters.
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