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Old 07-22-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Wondering what preferences are here. Floor is 11 7/8" TJI. There is a 4' wide staircase cutout that runs parrallel to I-joists right in the center of the floor. Doubled up the TJIs (with blocking between them) on either side of the staircase. Now I need a double header located directly above the bottom of the staircase for two more TJI to attach to.

Do you guys prefer to use LVL for this header, or just a double TJI with blocking? We always used either 2x lumber or LVL for this, but I've got extra TJI, if that will work. I've also got extra rimboard that I could double up.

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Rim board is a no-no, unless it is Timberstrand brand, which can be used in some span applications. Most rim board is not able to be used in span.

There are I-joist options, although you need to consult your supplier. Usually you'll have to use web fillers, etc.

Personally, I'd use LVL.

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Try this link its worth the reading. BOB http://www.ilevel.com/literature/TJ-9001.pdf
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