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Hanging a beam to support an aerial silk rig. Need to make

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Hanging a beam to support an aerial silk rig. Need to make sure it can support shear. 140-150 adult - looking at LVL 11 "
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: 22 foot hang over garage width
JA: Is there anything else the structural engineer should be aware of?
Customer: Bose cascade 1 3/4 X11 X 22 versa LAM beam. Sp3100
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Will you be able to brace the beam laterally?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have a contractor doing this and we discussed having it somehow secure to support walls and existing truss system but I cannot tell you how he plans to do it.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Ok. I would use a 3.5" X 9.25" lvl for this. You'll want something wider to anchor the eye bolt or other mechanism to the wood
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am planned to go over with strap or chain so as to not disturb beam structure. Can this beam handle the shear of human hanging from silk and small drop, etc...?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
But I still recommend using the 3.5 x 9.25
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Any suggestion on how the contractor should anchor the beam to existing truss or independently?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
It should be independent of the existing trusses if your having a been this long. I do think there is an opportunity to use the existing trusses. But with the way you're talking about doing it with this beam I would not engage the existing trusses at all.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok so keep all rigging independent of existing system. Thanks
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project.

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