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Does notching hemlock beams to secure to the walls affect structural integrity of the beam?

JLMCDANIEL
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Any notching affects the structural integrity of a beam. That being said location, depth, and width of notch will determine how much.
Jack

canuk
Re: beams

...... overcuts in the notches need to be factored in as a negative.

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For our renovation, the inspector required that we replace all notched beams. This one is particularly nasty. http://www.renoyourlife.com/wp-content/gallery/demolition/demolition-17.jpg

The inspector said a hole in the middle of the beam was the only option...

canuk
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For our renovation, the inspector required that we replace all notched beams. This one is particularly nasty. http://www.renoyourlife.com/wp-conte...olition-17.jpg

Yep .... I can see why.

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