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Old 07-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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get a low ceiling kit for the door opener

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Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
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