LVL beam location
I have several locations in the house where I have a window, a foot of space above and then a clerestory all the way to the ceiling. The structural plan calls for an LVL beam but does not state if it should be below or above the clerestory. It would make sense to me that it would be above the clerestory to carry the trusses. This would, however, make the LVL beam stick above the double top plate on each side. Then likely the truss would need to be modified to have a notch that fits on the LVL beam or sits in a hanger. Is this a common scenario or am I misunderstanding something? Thank you.
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