I deal with a situation where an old house we are renovating has three old-style (rough) pieces of 2x10 with joists on one side. There was a wall underneath, acting as a load bearing wall, that needs to be removed. However, I see that the joists have only been nailed from the side of the 1st of the three 2x10s that act as a beam. Using Simpson-Strongties is a solution for hanging the joists but I am afraid that this only hangs them on the 1st of the three elements that make up the beam. The first thing I did was to use lag screws (about 5.5" long), one for every bay (approximately 16" O.C.) but I wonder if that is adequate to make the three 2x10s work together.
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