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marly 07-06-2010 11:08 AM

notching out joists
 
I have a garage that has rafter and joists (not a truss system) and I want to install a garage door opener. The bar for the door opener needs to be an inch or two higher and I was wondering if I can notch a few inches out on a few joists to fit it in there or would that dramatically change the strength of the joists? As far as I understand the joists are just there to keep the walls from falling in/out from the weight of the roof.
marly

jlhaslip 07-06-2010 11:09 PM

get a low ceiling kit for the door opener


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