Can you drill holes in PSL beam?

For questions about adding holes to Parallam® PSL members, consult Weyerhaeuser Technical Support. Adding holes to a Parallam® PSL beam or header can be done in a pinch without the headache.

Can you drill through a parallam beam?

Depending on their location in the span, holes up to 2″ may be allowed in Microllam® LVL, Parallam® PSL and 1.3E TimberStrand® LSL, and holes up to 4 5/8″ may be allowed in 1.55E TimberStrand® LSL.

Is a PSL a parallam?

Parallam® PSL Beams are strong, beautiful, and can help turn open floor plans into reality. They are made using long thin strands of wood and a super strong adhesive glue to give you perfectly predictable beams and columns.

What is a PSL header?

Parallel-strand lumber (PSL) is a form of engineered wood made from parallel wood strands bonded together with adhesive. It is used for beams, headers, columns, and posts, among other uses.

Can you cut holes in I beams?

Big holes in the middle are fine.

Compared to the rules for boring holes in dimensional lumber, you can put surprisingly large holes in the middle web of I-joists. In fact, you can put holes that go almost all the way from the bottom to the top of the joist.

Can I drill through LVL for electrical?

This deflection could overstress supported equipment or piping unless properly considered. Whenever possible, avoid drilling vertical holes through LVL beams unless the beam width is at least 3-1/2 inches.

Can you drill through engineered beams?

In engineered I-joists, you can drill holes up to 1-1/2 inch diameter almost anywhere in the web area between the flanges, provided they are at least 6 inches from the end of the I-Joist or load-bearing wall. You can drill holes up to 4 inches in diameter in the middle of the I-joist.

Are PSL beams pressure treated?

Parallam® Plus PSL beams and columns are treated with waterborne preservatives. They are treated and dried only at Weyerhaeuser- authorized treatment facilities. Treated beam and header products are suitable for exposed exterior applications such as decks, pavilions, and pool enclosures.

How far can a parallam beam span?

60 feet

* The span and load tables in this guide cover beam spans up to 60 feet; however, 2.2E Parallam® PSL beams can be delivered in lengths up to 66 feet.

Which is stronger LVL or PSL?

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

Its shear strength is superior to LSL but doesn’t quite match PSL’s ability to withstand bending stress.

What is the difference between LVL and PSL beam?

PSL beams are generally more expensive than glulam, LSL, or LVL beams. PSL beams can be stained or finished where an aesthetically pleasing exposed application is desired. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a commonly available engineered product that is manufactured similarly to PSL.

How do you install a parallam beam?

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What size hole Can I drill in an I joist?

1-1/2 in. diameter

You can drill the holes anywhere along the length of the joist (first photo). If you have manufactured I-joists, you can drill holes up to 1-1/2 in. diameter almost anywhere in the web area (the area between the flanges). Just stay 6 in.

Is it OK to drill into steel beams?

With which drill can I drill in steel beams? As mentioned above, you can use high-speed steel (HSS) drills. Typical drilling is with an twist drill, core drill or hole saw, in the tool steels HSS, HSS-Co 5 and tungsten carbide. Hole saws can also be used as they do not drill fully into the workpiece like core drills.

Why do steel beams have holes?

The beams are useful for long-span composite floor beams – the holes in the beams allow for easy flexibility in running mechanical systems.

Why do girders have holes?

This allows equipment to be lighter in weight as well as increase the ruggedness and durability. They are usually made by drilling holes, pressed stamping or machining and can also save strategic materials and cost during wartime production.

How do you drill a hole in steel?

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What type of drill bit is best for metal?

There are two types of drill bits that you can count on for metalworking projects: titanium and cobalt. Titanium drill bits are high-speed steel drill bits (HSS) that have a titanium oxide coating. They are very hard, and corrosion-resistant.

What is the toughest drill bit for metal?

Cobalt (HSCO) is considered an upgrade from HSS because it includes 5-8% Cobalt blended into the base material. This is a great option for drilling into harder steel as well as stainless steel grades. Carbide (Carb) is the hardest and most brittle of the drill bit materials.

Why can’t I drill through metal?

Drilling through metals create a lot of friction. This friction generates heat. The heat generated in the process not only damages your drill bits, but can also damage the metal you are drilling into.