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Moving a vanity in a 2nd floor bathroom

The place I'd like to move it is across the room. The floor joists run at a 90 degree angle from the way the pipe would run, Ie the pipe crosses the joists. How do I run the pipe ? Do I cut a notch in the joists and then reinforce them ?

dj1
Re: Moving a vanity in a 2nd floor bathroom

Notching joists is permitted, subject to exclusions specified in your local codes.

Go to your local building dept for the details, so you dont err and compromise the integrity of your joists.

johnjh2o
Re: Moving a vanity in a 2nd floor bathroom

Depending on the size of the joists you can drill them, but it must be in the middle third of the joist.

John

dj1
Re: Moving a vanity in a 2nd floor bathroom
johnjh2o wrote:

Depending on the size of the joists you can drill them, but it must be in the middle third of the joist.

John

Let me correct what John said, it should read:

"Depending on the size of the joists you can drill them, EXCEPT in the middle third of the joist".

Still, where you can drill and notch, it has to follow your local code.

johnjh2o
Re: Moving a vanity in a 2nd floor bathroom
dj1 wrote:

Let me correct what John said, it should read:

"Depending on the size of the joists you can drill them, EXCEPT in the middle third of the joist".

Still, where you can drill and notch, it has to follow your local code.

I think were both right . Your talking about the middle third of the span. I'm talking about the middle third of the joist it self. Notches are not allowed in any location.

John

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