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Cracked Rim Joist, Not Sure if I Should Care?

What is called a "rim joist" is sometimes called a perimeter board. it normally does not carry any structural weight and only serves to seal the ends of the joists on the perpendicular sides....
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Cracked Rim Joist, Not Sure if I Should Care?

Rim joists are more to keep joists from tipping/moving and to close in the ends. That looks like a second piece of wood added to the top of the joist. Different grain, so not a crack. They might have ...
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Hanging chair from roof truss causing flex

I voted to close as this is essentially like all the other chair-from-ceiling questions on this site. The general solution presented in How to hang a chair from the ceiling joists (with attic access) ...
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Are the hangers on these joists sized and installed properly?

Those appear to be Simpson Strongtie face mount hangers. I can't be sure because I can't read the stamp clearly. And they appear to be LUS26 hangers holding 2x10 joists. Again, a guess because ...
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Are the hangers on these joists sized and installed properly?

What I have seen allows that 2X4 hangers will work for 2X6s, 2X6 hangers will work for 2X8s and 2x8 hangers will work for 2X10s. This is according to the manufacturer of the hangers. These appear to ...
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Are the hangers on these joists sized and installed properly?

There's a part number stamped on the bottom. look that up and read the instructions, it will cover the suitability of that hanger. I suspect that taller hangers should have been used here, or the ...
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Are the hangers on these joists sized and installed properly?

I guess the answer would be: only a structural engineering report can answer this. You have such issues to consider as the span and dimensions of joists, the required load to be carried, the carrying ...
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Can I drill a larger hole in a sistered 2x10 joist?

Think about it this way: If you double it up it's twice as strong, so your hole can now come within 1/6 of its height of the edges - or something like that: I'm not an engineer.
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