I asked a version of this question yesterday, but now I would like to know exactly what the code says when it comes to nailing.

So I am placing this 13ft (12.8ft) Versa-Lam LVL beam as header for a 12ft patio door. You can see the opening I have. I will be adding 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 Versa-Lam LVL posts as Jack studs on each side against the King studs that already exist there once I build up the support wall.

Right now, the king stud that exists on the left side is right at a corner wall. It the very last King stud right at the corner. And I have no access to the opposite side of the King Stud for nailing the beam to it.

Once I place the beam, what are the code requirements for nailing it to the king stud? Do I just toe nail it?

LVL Beam Framing

  • I think this is going to get closed as a duplicate. I have tried to rescue it by suggesting an edit that makes it clear that this question is asking about the specifics of code requirements (rather than the practicalities). I suggest you approve the edit, or make a similar one yourself. Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 17:35
  • Thanks Martin, I kind of thought it would be problematic as well. Thanks again
    – alemiss
    Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 18:03


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