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packing a steel beam

haldi's picture

I am looking at having to install a steel I beam flush in a ceiling.  joist hangers on both sides. I did this once before and ended up packing both sides with ripped down 2x10. 2 on each side. so I could attach the hangers.

This beam is wider, the flange is 8", so it would take 3 boards on each side to pack it out, and then thru bolt it.

There's got to be a better way.

Simple. Weld brackets along (post #192421, reply #1 of 4)

Simple. Weld brackets along the web before you put the beam in place. It's the same way if you wanted to connect steel beams to another steel beam.



Or (post #192421, reply #2 of 4)

choose a hanger that can be welded to the top of the beam, or hung from packing on top of the beam.

Order it from "Better Header" (post #192421, reply #3 of 4)

Order it from "Better Header" with it packed out already.

Joe Carola

Better Header (post #192421, reply #4 of 4)

Thanks Joe. Went to the Better Header site. Some great products. Like you said they have I-beams all packed out and ready to go up. The charts didn't show the 10" one that I need, but they say they can do custom sizes. I will need to call them tomorrow and see what they can do,  how much $, if they ship by me, and where to buy.