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Old 05-04-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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rim joist issue


just started a 28' by 17.5' bedroom addition and was wondering what one does when you have a rim joist that is longer (2x12x28') than is available (2x12x24')? I figured that I would butt the ends and use a metal plate to lock the two pieces together. What's the normal practice for this situation?
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Old 05-06-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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Split it at a joist if you're using dimensional lumber and in between joists if using i-joists. Then use another piece of rim joist to go between the joists to act as blocking and keep the rim joist straight.

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just started a 28' by 17.5' bedroom addition and was wondering what one does when you have a rim joist that is longer (2x12x28') than is available (2x12x24')? I figured that I would butt the ends and use a metal plate to lock the two pieces together. What's the normal practice for this situation?
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Did you get an answer to your question? I have the same type of problem.
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