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Offline schiada

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1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« on: September 08, 2011, 10:37:41 AM »
John,is their a drawing for the beam holder for the top of the piers? Also do you have a EPB Bracket retailer?
Thanks,Randall

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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 10:50:18 AM »
I don't know John's recommendation. But I know that many have used simpson strong tie post caps.  They have sizes for 4x4, 4x6, and 6x6 caps to beams.  They are usually found in your local big box home retailer near the masonry or lumber sections.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_60783-72913-EPC46-16_0__?productId=3036503&Ntt=strong+tie+cap&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dstrong%2Btie%2Bcap&facetInfo=

http://www.strongtie.com/products/categories/zmax.html#capsbases

I hate to high jack, but would it eliminate the need for plywood spacers with the adjustable 6x post cap?

http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/AC-ACE-LPCZ-LCE.asp

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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 11:03:01 AM »
If I read the plans, the beam is 6" wide x long.I will be using a cement pier. thanks for posting the link.

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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 11:21:46 AM »
If you are not using the Glu-lam beam AND you are not using the 4x6 braces shown in Alternative Bracing, AND you are in snow load country, THEN you could be better off with a beam built from 4 - 2x12's. Eliminate the 1/2" spacers. That means the beam will be close to a full 6" width and you may need to shim the post on one side or the other to fit the hardware connectors. You would use the AC6 for the mid spans and ACE6 for the end caps. These are shown in the P.T. Post Foundation detail to the right of the Pier and Beam Foundation Plan.

Of course, even with this hardware and the stronger beams, 4x6 braces where height allows is still a good idea as they add additional racking resistance.
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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 01:28:23 PM »
Thanks John. Going to use 4 2x12. The AC6 and ACE6 are for wood to wood? I will be going cement pier to wood beam? ???
Is this the bracket?
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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 06:31:31 PM »
Alittle granet work!

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Re: 1 1/2 home,beam holder?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 06:01:11 AM »
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