I'm looking for the best way to attach a structural steel distribution angle to the top of a load bearing light gauge steel stud wall. The vertical leg of the angle is pointing downwards towards the floor, and can't be pointing up because roof trusses are extending over top of the wall. I would like to weld it, but my concern is that the fillet of the angle prohibits the vertical leg of the angle from being against the studs. Welding the horizontal leg to the top track is no problem. I am considering using a steel shim, but I wonder if there is a better way. half inch shims would be required becuase the angle is 3/8" thick, and the k dimension is 7/8". ---- | | This is my crude sketch of the orientation of the header. Thanks.
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