Sistering ceiling joists

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Old 09-04-17, 02:47 PM
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Sistering ceiling joists

Hello, first time posting. Recently moved into a new house with detached garage.
The previous owner made room for the chain to the garage door opener by cutting 4"-6" sections out of the ceiling joists. All that is actually needed is 1"-2". I want to reinforce these before winter and heavy snow puts a strain in this roof. Like I said this is my first house so I'm encountering things I've never dealt with before. Just looking for some guidance on what to do.
 
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Old 09-04-17, 03:05 PM
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I don't think that you have to sister the joists although that would be ideal. I think that some steel plates bolted where the notches are will be enough.
 
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I'll take that into consideration. When you say sistering would be ideal, are you assuming that's not an option? I'd rather not take a shortcut on this.
 
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It's not that it isn't an option. Just remember that sistering requires the board to go from top plate to top plate. You can't sister half of the joist & you have to use full length boards. What's the width of the garage? It's not going to be easy to get a board into position. If you want to try it buy one 2x12 or whatever it is. You wouldn't have to sister every joist. I still think that steel plates are sufficient.
 
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Alright, what type of steel plates am I looking for here?
 
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