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Fixing a piece of timber to a steel ridge beam

Discussion in 'Building' started by Thomas Sims, 2 May 2017.

  1. Thomas Sims

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    What would be the best way to fix a piece of 4x2 to the top of a steel ridge beam?

    The 4x2 would be used to fix the rafters to to create a vaulted ceiling.
     
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  2. John D v2.0

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    Is it a structural connection taking load, or just a plate for fixing with gravity holding it down?
    Wall plates are usually just strapped down with steel straps to the masonry if that helps.
     
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    Just a plate for fixing to, the steel beam will be taking the load. See image below if that helps upload_2017-5-2_13-12-42.png
     
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    Like this......

    We just have holes drilled in the flange. We have them staggered each side of the web. Most SE's will specify bolting arrangements.
     
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    get the steel supplier to drill holes or hire a hilti gun
     
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    Would tek screws be okay in this situation?
     
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    noseall, thanks for the image. My initial idea was to use tek screws and drill into the top flange. I feel this will be the best way to go. Thanks for the replies.
     
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