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Old 01-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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I have joists that are 1 3/4" actual thickness.
Simpson Strong-tie has hangers that are made for LVL (HU7) so they would fit perfectly. Since I'm hanging 16 joists, the problem is the price for these hangers.
There's a less expensive hanger made for rough lumber 2" actual (LU28R-18 or LU26R) that's a few bucks cheaper. Any issues if I use these with a 1/4" shim to make up the difference?

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It depends on the local Inspector. I've side shimmed 5-6 times on LU, never on LUS (shear) and was OK. Make sure the hanger is for the correct species in Rough Wood: http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...index-face.asp Try 1/4" plywood.

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Thanks GBR,
I know it wouldn't work on a double shear hanger as the nails would be incorrectly placed.
I was thinking gluing on a shim and running with it. The cost difference is about $100 for 16 hangers and I don't have a problem spending the extra but I think if the shim idea works just as well, it would be a waste of money.
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