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Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?

Problem: Floor joist (under the kitchen) was cut/notched to make room for ductwork, as depicted in picture below.

Given the constraints, is sistering the the best way to maximize the joist's support capacity?

canuk
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?

Good grief --- that's more than a notch --- a section of that joist has been pretty much removed.
That's definately a bonehead thing to do----- at least they made decent cuts -----looks like HVAC guys are starting to be worse butchers than plumbers.

The simplest option ( in a manner of speaking ) --- with construction adhesive sister another full length joist with 3 fasteners in a vertical row -- each vertical row spaced 12-16 inches.

You'll have to unsolder the copper brace from the plumbing supplies and cut to fit to reinstall after.

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jkirk
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?

hey canuk, no cheating youve been talking to engineers again havent you:D

canuk
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?

lol -- for the most part I don't have a problem with engineers --- now architects --- lordy that's a different story :rolleyes:

jkirk
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?

engineers cool, architects some head scratching.. now interior designers - im going for a 40 oz of jack and reaching for the shotgun

canuk
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?
jkirk wrote:

engineers cool, architects some head scratching.. now interior designers - im going for a 40 oz of jack and reaching for the shotgun

.... spits out mouthful of tea .... lol ---- interior designers ?!?!?!
If only they could have one good idea and stick with it ...........

A. Spruce
Re: Is Sistering the Best Solution to This?
canuk wrote:

.... spits out mouthful of tea .... lol ---- interior designers ?!?!?!
If only they could have one good idea and stick with it ...........

I'd settle for just having ONE good idea ...:rolleyes::D:D

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