can i raise my ceilling height

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-11-08, 04:50 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 73
can i raise my ceilling height

I have a 1 1/2 story house that was built in 1940, it started out as post and beam but now has a block foundation. It is ballon framed. The studs are 12'. the roof is 12 pitch with 2x6 rafters. I want to know if i can raise the ceilling height on the second floor. right now there is about 6' from floor to ceiling. the ceiling joist are 2x4. I would use 2x8 joist and would like to go up about 1 1/2' is this possible? the span between the 2 walls is about 16'
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-12-08, 04:34 AM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 274
The answer would always be yes. The real question is how much money do you want to spend. With these kind of projects it is best to go to a good qualified engineer, so he
can look at what you have and tell you what you can do.
Its easy to say what we would do but what will be approved by your building dept is what is important.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes