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Old 03-10-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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I-joist Newbie Question

Ok everyone, new guy here with a question. Here's my background first. We were our own GC for building our house in Houston. House turned out great. I built a detached garge that is 30'x60'. My question is with the garage.

Here's some info on the garage. It's 2x4 exterior walls 10' high. The rafters are 2x6. It's a hip roof. The front pitch is 7:10 and the sides are 10:12 pitch. The ceiling joists are BCI400's 11 7/8". It's a free span of 30' Here's my dilemma. The framers bevel cut the I-joists beyond the face of the wall to accomidate the rafter pitch.

Now since this was my first house I didn't realize you aren't supposed to bevel cut these joists beyond the face of the wall until after the project was over and since I'm the GC, I have no one to blame but myself.

I want to insulate and drywall the inside of this garage. But want to make sure that these joists are safe to do so. There are 40 of them at 16" centers.

I know I need to contact an engineer but am looking for opinions and experience from here ONLY. Not looking to hold anyone liable for suggestions or opinions. I am including photos as well. What are the implications for bevel cutting? I drew up the plans for this garage and gave them to my lumber supplier and they gave me the take off for the lumber. I do not know if they calculated any type of loads, but they originally had me putting decking up there for the attic. I never put that in. As I said I am responsible. Any ideas or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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