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Richard J Kinch wrote:

Holes that small relative to beam size will have an almost unmeasurable effect on ultimate strength and certainly will have zero effect when the beam is loaded within the allowable stress limits.
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Pete C. writes:

Depends on the holes. They're ostensibly being applied by a homeowner trying to "correct" something, not necessarily an engineer.
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Richard J Kinch wrote:

In which case the Hilti pins at about 1/8" diameter and essentially friction welded in place are perfect. No randomly placed 1/2" holes.
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