I recently purchased a 1890's 4-square to gut and rework. Currently, having replaced foundation and gutted, I am working on dealing with old framing issues and the local inspector.
To give a little understanding with the latter, the inspector is dealing primarily with new conventional construction in the 200-300k arena. He is not well versed in older framing systems especially not so much in terms of dealing with repairs of older framing systems.
The issues on the former are as follows:
The second floor joists (2x10) span 24ft fwd to aft being supported roughly in the middle, some of these joists do make the complete span and are spliced in a section which does not have any support wall.
Additionally, there are some odd mid-span "headers" as shown in the following 2 pictures.
What I need is some type of official documentation that would cover the repairs of older framing systems. I would rather no have to run a lot of additional sisters or doubler joists.
Thanks in advance.