2x4 joists

Old 10-17-06, 01:44 PM
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2x4 joists

The floor is supported by 2x4 joists laying on their 'flat' side and resting on a sill to a partition on 1/2 of the house and sill to beam/lally column the other half. There is a slope in the bathroom where the two support systems meet.
More importantly, the 2x4's have metal hangars attached to them which in turn have 2x4's attached as tho you were going to use them for a sheetrock ceiling. I see no structural use for the bottom 2x4's as they do not sit on anything. This townhouse has been here 27 years and it seems all the settling is done. Any observations would help me make decisions. I want to level the bathroom floor if possible. ?shimming under sections of 1/2 " plywood screwed to the subfloor(3/4 ' plywood) + smoothed with wood filler? Thank you.
Old 10-17-06, 05:01 PM
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It is really hard to answer your question without seeing it first hand. There is one thing for sure, and that is that it was put there for a reason. We just don't know what it was. Sorry.

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