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Old 08-08-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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Use double joist hanger when one joist splits a little?


Hey, me again! I'm about done with replacing my load bearing wall with LVLs. (2x8 joists are going into 3 ply 16" LVL using LUS28 joist hangers. One of the joists has a sort of split off corner. Not too bad. I have some 2x8 scrap around. I could just screw a short piece to the end of the joist and then use a double joist hanger. Would that be a good fix?
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Flip the joist so the chipped corner is on top.
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Sorry, I should have explained better. I took down a load bearing wall and am now installing a LVL header. The joists are already in place and have been cut to accept the header being placed up into the ceiling. Joists intersect with header at 90 degree angles.
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Then your plan of adding a double patch, sounds logical.

I might go for even tripling it, one short patch piece on both sides of the existing joist, if you have room to install it.

Add some plate steel on both sides of the patch, and through bolt it in a sandwich.

This should then be inspected by an engineer to see if it still passes code, but I believe that it will.


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Adding 2 feet beside a damaged joist is done all the time.
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Okay guys, thanks for the help.
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Okay guys, thanks for the help.
Not sure what the nail pattern would be on a scab like that, with a nail gun in hand we just nailed the crap out if it. And no one ever called us on it.
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Not sure what the nail pattern would be on a scab like that, with a nail gun in hand we just nailed the crap out if it. And no one ever called us on it.

For bringing the 3 LVL plys together, the structural engineer has me using these FastenMaster screws, either 5" TrussLok or TimberLok. 2 rows of screws every 2', then same on the other side staggered. They don't need a pilot hole and come in flattop style so you can drywall over them.


My only comment about nailing the crap out of it is that you should probably stay away from the top and bottom 2" of the header or joist.
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For bringing the 3 LVL plys together, the structural engineer has me using these FastenMaster screws, either 5" TrussLok or TimberLok. 2 rows of screws every 2', then same on the other side staggered. They don't need a pilot hole and come in flattop style so you can drywall over them.


My only comment about nailing the crap out of it is that you should probably stay away from the top and bottom 2" of the header or joist.
We don't get to use screws for anything yet except on decks


But the engineers call for the beam and whatever they want is what they get unless he gave you a choice. If you don't like or can't do what he suggested call him, he has choices to work with.
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Just want you guys to know this project worked out fine. Thanks for your help.
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