04:25AM | 11/28/05
Member Since: 01/13/03
25 lifetime posts
is there an easy way to size a steel angle to use to reinforce a floor joist that's been cut for plumbing? the idea is to put a steel angle on each side of the joist, through bolted together. There is only room for an angle that's 1 1/2" tall so i imagine it'd be a heavy angle. I want to figure out what size i need. the span is 10'6".

thanks for any help you can provide!


11:53AM | 01/31/06
Member Since: 01/22/04
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Perhaps you've completed by now, I'd use the thinnest/lightest since you seem to be shoring up a weakness due to lost cross section.

You'll be adding the reinforcement, and eliminating stress concentrations by spreading out the load. No need that I can see to add extra weight or dollars for heavier sections.


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