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Old 09-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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I know that fastening metal straps, to the bottom of a joist, will stiffen it. What about fastening the strap to the side of the joist, along the bottom? Would that be stiffer, or looser, or no difference?

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I know that fastening metal straps, to the bottom of a joist, will stiffen it. What about fastening the strap to the side of the joist, along the bottom? Would that be stiffer, or looser, or no difference?
Unless your definition of a metal strap is a substantial piece of iron, none of them will actually stiffen the joist.

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