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  • Posted in thread: Calculating joist strength on 12-21-2009 at 11:55 AM
    Hi NestorThe idea of using steel is a good one. There are only two drawbacks that I can see and
    they are weight and cost. Each 13'-6" peice of 5/8" X 3.5" steel weighs 100lbs and I haven't
    priced the ...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating joist strength on 12-21-2009 at 11:28 AM
    Thanks very much Nestor for your reply. I was having trouble understanding the formulas and you
    explained them really well to me. Because of conflicting opinions I hired an engineer to do an
    analysis ...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating joist strength on 12-21-2009 at 10:14 AM
    Hi TraveloverThanks very much for your reply. I hired an engineer and he said that a 2by4 on
    flat glued and screwed to a 2by4 would form a Tee. On top and bottom of the Tee 5/8"T&G Fir
    Plywood would b...

  • Posted in thread: Calculating joist strength on 12-10-2009 at 11:43 PM
    Hi everyone this is my first post.Is this true? "bending goes by power of 3, so a 2by6 is 1.6
    times thicker than a 2by4 so its going to bend 4X less. Also a 2by8 on edge can carry more than
    a 6by6." T...

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