Attic Storage

Old 09-10-02, 02:09 PM
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Attic Storage

Similar to 2old2fit, I am trying to create some storage space in my attic. However, this is space above my garage, and I am concerned about the load it can handle.

The attic floor is roughly 20' x 12' with a sloping roof above. The joists are 12' long, and have a vertical board connecting them to the roof trusses near the middle ( appx. 6' from the end)

Unfortunately, the joists appear to be 2x4s spaced 24" o.c. In fact, they are all stamped "Max 45lbs load".

I plan to use 3/4" plywood to create some flooring, and was wondering what I can do to make this setup stronger, (add joists, cross braces, etc) so I can stand up there without worrying about falling through...
Old 09-16-02, 08:08 PM
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Attic storage

Contact your local building engineer or inspector before proceeding with your project.

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