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How to secure badly split cottage beam.

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by pineapple, 12 Jun 2015.

  1. pineapple

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    We were thinking metal plates screwed through from floor above and injected resin. Maybe should get a structural engineer to advise?
     
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    FWIW, might be better posting this in the BUILDING section so the experts there can give you advice.

    They may pop in here but probably faster to re-post.

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    A couple of bolts through it (and recessed) then use fibreglass paste to fill the crack. Will be as good as new. Fibral by U-Pol is very good. You can get it at Halfords.
     
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    Thanks. So not bolts with plates? Except that would look ugly :(
     
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    Cheers will do
     
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    You can use big washers and inset them so that when you either fill over them or fit wooden caps you don't see them.
     
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    Thanks folks. I put this issue in the Building forum at someone's suggestion so maybe a mod could merge the responses or close this thread.
     
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