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dcalabro
Joist Pulling Away From Joist Hanger
dcalabro

I've found a joist that is not flush against the ledger and im not sure how to correct this. There is naybe an inch or so of space between the end of the joist and the ledger ao the nails that should hold the joist in place do not even touch the joist. At this point the joist is just sitting on that hanger. Is there a larger joist hanger or a metal plate of some kind that i can use to prevent the joist from moving/shrinking further away and possibly slipping off of the hanger?

ed21
Re: Joist Pulling Away From Joist Hanger
ed21

All sorts of joist hanger sizes, metal plates, etc for attaching wood. Look in a hardware store, lumber yard, box store to see what they have. Simpson has a huge catalog of stuff. As far as I know they don't sell on-line. Post a pic for better answers.

dj1
Re: Joist Pulling Away From Joist Hanger
dj1

Yes, a pic will help.

Sometimes you can fit a block for support.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Joist Pulling Away From Joist Hanger
Mastercarpentry

It's doubtful that the joist moved that much. It could have been cut short to start with and not seen during inspections. If there was movement it's more likely to be found in a bowing sill of beam at the ends of the joist so check that first and correct that first if it exists. Wood can move a lot across the grain, but once the tree stops growing and moisture stabilizes, there is very little movement along the grain from then on no matter the conditions encountered. That's why I don't think the joist has moved.

Phil

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