I've been hovering around here for awhile. A lot of good information! I'm a Superintendent of an apartment complex. It's closing out and the amount of overage is ridiculous! Ill be building a house for myself in the next year or so. My question is, I have many 18" tall 1 3/4" LVLs, can I rip them down to use with a TJI floor system on a 1 story ranch? Also my TJIs will be 11 7/8". Should I rip them to that length or to 12" to make sure it catches all the load? TJI brand LVLs show a special grain pattern... Thanks!