Can I This LVL Instead of a Kneewall?


Old 11-08-09, 05:32 PM
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Can I This LVL Instead of a Kneewall?

I am adding a room under my carport. There is an existing room under the back half that uses 2x10s for floor joists so that is what I will use. I have approx 18' to span in the long direction and planned to put a knee wall at 9' and splice the joists there. Today as part of a lumber deal I got a 16' long, 16" (I think, could be 18") wide and 1.5" thick LVL. Can I use that to span perpendicular to the joists in the middle and hang them from it? It would be easier than framing out the knee wall.
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Old 11-09-09, 03:35 AM
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Not sure if your "deal" LVL, which is 16' long can be stretched to 18' or not. And you may need to use a double LVL anyway. I would.

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