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Old 10-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Steel beam to top plate connection


I am trying to figure out what size bolts to use to secure a 13' W8X10 drop beam to a 2x4 top and bottom plate. The spacing would be 16" OC. Also, the beam will be supported by two 2-2X4 studs on each end, and flush against foundation walls. Will the beam need to be secured to the foundations walls as well? If, so what kind of end plate should I use?
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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typcially 1/2" diameter bolts for fastening the plate to the beam, and 1/2" threaded thats set into the foundation with 2 part epoxy or 1/2" diameter concrete wedge anchors
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I am trying to figure out what size bolts to use to secure a 13' W8X10 drop beam to a 2x4 top and bottom plate. The spacing would be 16" OC. Also, the beam will be supported by two 2-2X4 studs on each end, and flush against foundation walls. Will the beam need to be secured to the foundations walls as well? If, so what kind of end plate should I use?
Thanks for any help,
Shaughn
I'm trying to envision what you are describing.

Are you trying to fasten a 2X4 to the top flange of the beam and another one to the bottom flange?

Is this permanent? What is the purpose of the beam?
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Connecting the top flange to the 2x4 roof joist plate, then a 2x4 to the bottom flange for drywall. The beam is replacing an interior load bearing wall. Is it normal practice to support a steel beam with a 4x4 column or 2-2x4 studs.

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