View Full Version : Girders on piers

Shaun Kane
03-11-2009, 08:43 AM
We have girders of 2x8 nail-laminated boards. How close can they sit to the edge of my block piers?

The piers aren't aligned perfectly and now they're filled with concrete.

John Goad
03-11-2009, 09:57 AM
The middle third without being considered eccectrically loaded.

Shaun Kane
03-11-2009, 11:49 AM
There's not much of a third there. There are three boards at 4 1/2 inches running length wise on a 7 1/2 block.

Two of them are up to the last 3/4 inch of edge. The other 7 are fairly spaced from side to side. I'm wondering if I laminate another board to cover more of the block would that be a solution?