I would use construction adhesive, and :
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I copied this out of a web page and they may have just the application you
I also know that some engineers have called out nails and clinching them.
That is driving the nail through both members and the part that sticks out,
I like the screws most of all.
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some time ago i inquired about fastening some steel plate to the sides
of some 100+ year old, full dimension, rough cut oak floor joists to
stiffen them up. I've decided to sister them with like sized (2x8) wood
instead. These are the second story floor joists and they are 2x8 and
span 15.5 feet. I've got the ceiling out on the lower level and want to
stiffen them up before i go back with new ceiling. My question is, what
is the best way (and frequency) to attach them? Screws, nut and bolt,
nail, glue, etc?? It's a balloon style house and i'll be able to set
the new sisters up on the ledger board like the originals. My main
concern is pulling them together in such a fashion as to best create a
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