fastening to engineered beams

Old 11-28-01, 05:29 AM
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Question fastening to engineered beams

I have engineered beams as joists in my first floor. For my basement remodel, I need to install a few bulkheads around plumbing and heating ducts, plus the usual framed-out walls around the foundation.

The profile of these beams is just like an I-beam.

Does anybody kow the best way to fasten frame walls and 2x4 bulkheads to these engineered beams?

Thanks for any help,
Old 11-30-01, 11:02 PM
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Im guessin that liquid nails to fasten on 2xwhatever to the underside then nail another board on the underside of the liquid nail board. the second board would be the header on the wall. This would prolly alleviate the stress on the fastened wood. I have the same situation, and i think that is what im going to do. Ive also thought about clamping.
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Glueing, clamping or tension are the best ways to put these in. You are not allowed to drill or nail into engineered I joists. Good Luck
Old 12-04-01, 05:29 AM
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Talking Thanks!

Wow, good idea about the liquid nails. Thanks guys!


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