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Simpson braces
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:42:42 AM »
I am just starting on my 1-1/2 story and would like to know if the Simpson t-braces need to go on one or both sides of each post.  Also how long do the 5/8 lag bolts need to be.
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Re: Simpson braces
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 02:19:28 PM »
First, sorry I didn't see this earlier.

Second, I assume you are asking about the Alternative Bracing of the post and pier foundation on Sheet P-1? (This and the brackes are suggested for taller posts (4'-6' above grade)).

Simpson doesn't call out the depth of the bolts since they are working in shear and can fit different sizes of material, but you can't go wrong with a bolt that goes 3/4 the way into the beam or post. 4" would be about right to my mind. Drill a pilot hole so you don't split the post.

One side only.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2006, 02:26:32 PM by jraabe »
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Re: Simpson braces
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 09:17:47 AM »
Even better! We'd love to see photos!  :D  (Post to the owner-builder forum.)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2006, 09:19:05 AM by jraabe »
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