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When you guys build a new house which is better wood i beams or engineer floor joists. Meaning the floor joists that have wood going different directions. On one show i seen they called them engineered floor joists. I was thinking those kinda look like the way to go because a plumber would have no problems runing pipes through those no cutting necessary. But I have never seen them used on this old house they always go with the wood I beams hung on joist hangers. :Thumbs:
 

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Only problem with joists you describe,is that they can only be trimed 1 foot in field, must be special ordered to approxamate length. We call this a trimmable end floor truss around here,usally has wood flanges with metal truss webs and ply/osb end.
 
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