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Moosey4
Basement Finishing Project: Existing Pipe In Joist Failed Inspection
Moosey4

Newer Home/6 Years Old. We are finishing our basement. Sadly, we failed an inspection today b/c the Inspector found 2 issues (that existed when the home was originally built). The one issue I like to find a fix for is a large hole on the joist. When the home was first inspected, they recorded it but it was never corrected and was then missed on the final inspection! And now we have to find a fix for it. I have researched the "simpson bracket"; however, due to the location of this issue, it does not appear to the be solution. Any suggestions or visual illustration is greatly appreciated. Thanks! "Frustrated Home Owner".

bill
Re: Basement Finishing Project: Existing Pipe In Joist Failed Inspection
bill

This is what you do. remove the pipe. then sister both sides of the joist with 3/4 plywood at least 4 feet or more. the plywood should be glued and screwed and allowed to sit over nite. the next day drill out the hole and reinstall the pipe.

I should charge for advice like this
Bill

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