Steel vs. Slate shims

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Old 02-16-05, 11:36 AM
jmazur
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Steel vs. Slate shims

hey guys....

i have begun to do some work downstairs, and will need to make some adjustments in order to get my joists level.

a guy at the local building shop recommened slate shims, but i do recall somebody else mentioning steel shims. i just can't stand working with the slate.....

any idea where i might find steel shims?

thanks...
 
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Old 02-17-05, 03:08 AM
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I would just use cedar shims, you can buy them in a bundle in any lumber yard or home center. Make sure you're getting the cedar for leveling work, they will last forever, the smaller softwood shims are just for window/door alignments these are much shorter and are also in a bundle, but are wrapped in plastic, this isn't what you want. The cedar shims will just be tied up with a plastic band or two and are about 10"-12" long.
 
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Old 02-23-05, 09:52 AM
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thanks awesome...

actually i work in an aerospace mfg. facility, so i went down to the engineers and they cut me up a bundle of 16th / 8th steel/titanium shims.....

hahahahhahaha... ti shims!

but anyway, they wound up working just fine.....
i do appreciate your response!!!
 
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