Joining 2 pieces of plywood


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Old 03-31-20, 07:08 PM
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Joining 2 pieces of plywood

I'm looking for a piece of metal which is shaped like an I or H depending on how you look at it. This piece will allow me to splice 2 pieces of 1/2" plywood. I'm rebuilding soffits so I need this but no one here sells it or knows what it's called. Lowes tries to sell me a PVC piece but that wont work. This is made of aluminum or something galvanized so it wont rust. I dont have a photo since I would have to remove my soffit to get that photo. Any idea what I'm talking about, what it's called, and where I can find it?
 
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Old 03-31-20, 07:18 PM
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The only thing they make like what you describe is a Simpson panel sheathing clip.

In most Lowes, they will be in the lumber aisles, on the end caps with the other Simpson ties. These typically get covered by shingles. They are not meant to be exposed on a soffit. If you need to join 2 pieces of wood on a soffit you generally add framing so that both pieces can be nailed together, and the joint is backed by something solid.
 
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Cut first piece of plywood back to a stud and all the rest should be right. Key word is should.
 
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Why not glue and clamp a cleat to the stationary side of the plywood and once dry, remove clamp and then screw the other piece of plywood into place?
 
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They are called an H clip or an edge support clip to name a few.
 
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Old 04-03-20, 11:28 PM
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Yes but I dont need clips. No one in my area even knows what this is.
 
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"Yes but I dont need clips." This is different from your first post. As other have suggested, cut the pieces to line up with a framing member or attach cleat to back of one of the 2 mating pieces when there is no frame member.
 
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He doesn't want Simpson CLIPS. He wants a solid extrusion as in post 3 that he can cut to length.

no one here sells it
that's because no one does it this way. You put up solid framing and fasten it to the framing, no clips required. Maybe some modular home was built that way years ago, but not today.
 
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Xsleeper your right I want a bar. Where do I get this stuff? Think about this, the house was built in 1993.
 
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I found a photo of what the piece looks like.
 
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