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Gary
Replace porch floor
Gary

I am looking for advice on how to replace the floor of the covered porch on a cinderblock house.  It is currently floored with painted plywood and I am unfamiliar with the way it is framed.  I would like recommendations on what wood to replace it with and if the framing should be modified.  Should I run another course of cinderblock or is the current design with a sill plate and joists fine?  I have attached a couple of pictures that I hope will help explain.  How do you recommend I fix this porch the right way?  Thanks.

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Mike
Re: Replace porch floor
Mike

Wow that is quite the setup. Is that a 1"x?? sill on cinderblock, then ??x6" timber butted together with a 4"x4" post sitting directly on the butt joint? Then 3/4" ply as the floor or was that the subfloor? Is that all fir? Out of curiosity what's under the plywood? 

Gary
Re: Replace porch floor
Gary

Yes, that pretty much sums it up, you should see the rafters...  They used whatever they had available and I doubt any of it was permitted or inspected. I am looking to replace the 3/4" plywood that was used as the floor for the porch.  There is an unaccessible part of the crawlspace underneath the porch with fir joists thoughout.  I can get a picture of it added.  Any suggestions?

Mike
Re: Replace porch floor
Mike

Without seeing the entire area it looks like the railings could use a 'freshening up' (or compelte replacement, IMO) but the plywood should simply pry up? 

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