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tompete8and29

07:42PM | 04/07/06
Member Since: 04/06/06
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Im building a home in Va.And im just woundering if 14" TGI's at 16" on center spanning almost 19' for the second floor would be alright.My contractor says that would be alright.I didnt think so because there is live load on the second floor which are all bedrooms. Would somebody help me before they go any further with my house!!!!!!!!!

Piffin

04:42PM | 04/08/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
sounds about right

but

there ARRE AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS OF tjiS WITH VARIABLES SUCH AS THICKNESS AND TYPE OF WEB, AND SIZE OR MATERIAL OF CHORDS.

any lumberyard that sells engineered joists can chek with the software they have

Your more serious problem is with a lack of trust in your builder. If he has given you other reasons to not rtrust him this early in the process, you have big troubles ahead, and if he has not given you reason to mistrust him, but you are mistrustful anyway, you have major problems ahead. Better get to the bottom of that issue and quick.

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