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Unread 01-22-2019, 11:52 AM   #37
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Given the loads it's going to see I don't think a 1/4" steel plate would buckle if it were fastened correctly. But I don't know for certain.

Perhaps another option: jack up that cracked joist, slowly as Jim mentions, and keep it supported. Slap as long a sister as you can to the good joist and fasten as necessary Drill 3/4" holes through them all - nice and straight, but staying, say, 2" back from the crack on each side, 4 holes on each side of the crack, spaced maybe 8 to 10 inches apart and making sure no hole is in line either vertically or horizontally. Use threaded bolts (not lags or carriage bolts) with washers on each side. Crank those things down.
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