18” LVL Support.
Please advise which of the two framing techniques is best practice. Option A or Option B. Or if there is another better way please fill me in, thanks!
Option A cuts out the top plates below the lvl and the column runs from bottom plate up to the lvl. This puts a complete break in the top plates of my gable wall.
Option B leaves the top plates but notches out a half an inch for the last ply of the 2×8 built up column. This leaves my top plates in tact for my gable wall but has part of the lvl supported through the top plates and part of it by the last ply of the 2×8!running all the way to the lvl.