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dcbbow

05:12PM | 09/04/05
Member Since: 09/03/05
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I am working on my downstairs living room and when they built the second story, they cut the joist which carries the ceiling beams, thus I have my living room cut up because their are two posts supporting the beam. Right above it is the 2nd story beam/stringer that is 15" wide. I was wondering if it is ok to attach the ceiling stringer to the 2nd floor beam?

Piffin

01:19PM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
no way to answer without seeing this. Fist is your description -

a beam is a major carrying timber, whether layered up from multiple parts or cut from a single piece. Beams transfer their loads to posts or within a wall.

a joist is one of several that parrallell each other as paert of a floor system. joists tranfer floor loads to beams or walls

a stringer is part of a stair assembly, typicaly two, three or four stringers will run diagonally from one floor to another with notches for the treads. The stringers are the structural part of the stair.

If what you are asking is whether you can transfer the loads on the halves of the cut beam UP to the beam above it, there is a multitude of info an engineer on site will need to discover to make his calculations. No is the most likely answer

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dcbbow

04:37AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 09/03/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the terminology. The 2nd level was added later, it has a 15" x 4 " beams, 8 feet apart, which the joists for the floor of the 2nd story hang. The first floor has a ceiling only structure of 2x6 joists, which now hang off of a 4" x 6" beam, they cut the beam at both ends to allow ductwork, the beam is 8' long. I was hoping to hang this beam from the 2nd story beam, it is 0" from the 2nd story beam, ie. it butts up to it. I was thinking of using 3/8" steel plates, spaced every 3'

Piffin

11:16AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
by that dewscription, if I undererstand you right - maybe oK

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