Notches in Joists


Old 12-03-04, 06:46 AM
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Notches in Joists

I have a couple of notches in the bottom of
1 basement joist that some flexible gas lines
go through, about 2"x2", and 2 feet from each
other in the center of the span.

I assume this isn't safe and to code.
How can this be corrected?
Old 12-03-04, 07:29 AM
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What size joists? If its flex-line, why not move them out of the notches and sister boards onto the existing joist on each side with nails and construction adhesive.
Old 12-03-04, 07:33 AM
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i don;t know size offhand.
the flexlines travel perpendicular across the bottom
of the joist in the notch.
Old 12-04-04, 02:16 PM
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You first need to determine that the joists were "marginally" sized to start. I consider code specifications on joists span as marginal.

If the joists were oversized, that notch might not matter, expecially if the notch is within a foot of the bearing point.

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