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03-02-16, 08:10 PM   #1  
How would a piece of strapping be repaired or replaced

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Hello the entire piece of strapping located right at the joist needs to cut out in order to remove an item embedded into the joist. My question is will the entire strip of strapping be need to be replaced or if not how can just the strip be replaced ? Wouldn't the rest of the strapping for that strip close to the intersection point weaken or start sagging ?

 
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03-02-16, 08:47 PM   #2  
the entire piece of strapping located right at the joist needs to cut out in order to remove an item embedded into the joist.
Sorry.... that just doesn't make any sense. What kind of item ?

You need to remove just the strapping ?
The strapping is nailed in behind the sheetrock into the studs. It's easy enough to cut one piece out between studs but a whole wall ?


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03-02-16, 08:51 PM   #3  
I was going to ask too, but it's easier to just pass on answering when the questions are intentionally vague. Or when the picture "could" show it but doesn't.

 
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Sorry fellas. Hello at the moment the piece of strapping has not been cut but it will. But if the piece was cut right where the strapping and joist meet and when cut how is it possible to repair without having to replace the entire strip of strapping which is at least 10' - 15' long. I believe I might know of the solution but I'll let you experts comment. Hope the above is more clear.

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03-02-16, 11:02 PM   #5  
Victor...... I'm still lost.

WHY does the strapping need to be removed ?

If you are just going to cut it on both sides of the stud then you don't have to do anything to repair it. The sheetrock will still be attached to the strapping at every stud.

But... what does that accomplish ?

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03-03-16, 02:20 AM   #6  
Waiting on clarification. It appears to be a ceiling, not a wall, so it could make a difference. Note the AC is not attached to anything and is not sagging, so I assume a ceiling. We're just trying to figure out what you are doing, so our advice will be accurate.

 
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03-03-16, 02:29 AM   #7  
piece of strapping located right at the joist needs to cut out in order to remove an item embedded into the joist
What is this item that needs to be removed? Are you sure the strapping has to be removed also? Will you be removing drywall too? You could install a 2x in place or along side of the removed strapping [pushed down to the drywall level]


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03-03-16, 05:23 AM   #8  
Again, this is so vague.

Based on what you said, you would add a short piece of 2x4 on each side of the joist, nail that to the joist, then screw the strapping to the 2x4 block.

 
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03-03-16, 09:10 PM   #9  
@PJMax. The strapping which will be cut has an object embedded through it and right into the joist. Someone drilled (bored) a hole right into the joist through the strapping. The object is a chain used to hoist a punching bag. We do not know why the previous owners did this but this what was done.

 
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03-03-16, 09:29 PM   #10  
Sounds like it's a bolt or something similar. See if there is a nut and washer on top of the joist or maybe it's just a lag that can be backed out. Either way I can't see why anything would need to be cut to remove it. Would really help to see a pic of it.

 
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03-03-16, 10:54 PM   #11  
Are you saying the chain is between the strapping and the joist. That sounds impossible.


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03-04-16, 06:36 AM   #12  
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Ray, post #9 describes it.

 
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03-04-16, 10:32 AM   #13  
You can't just fasten a chain to a joist.

You can drill holes thru the sheetrock, thru the strapping, and then thru the joist so that the chain is looped thru the joist.

Or...the chain is attached to a lag bolt that is drilled thru the strapping and into the joist.

Neither method would require the strapping to be removed.


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03-04-16, 11:05 AM   #14  
We need a picture of this chain from below.


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03-04-16, 02:43 PM   #15  
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How is the chain fastened to the joist?

 
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03-04-16, 03:06 PM   #16  
The only thing i can imagine is that the punching bag (glad we finally know what it is) has some sort of "simpson strongtie style" of anchor that was nailed to the joist prior to the room being finished... before the strapping and drywall were installed. If that is the case, I would understand why the op wants to cut out the strapping. Hard to read minds or see photos that aren't included.

I think a grinder and a cutoff blade would make quick work of that chain without having to cut into anything.

If its something like this, I wouldn't think it would be covered by strapping, and cutting the ring is all you'd have to do in order to patch the hole it left.

 
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03-04-16, 03:18 PM   #17  
has some sort of "simpson strongtie style" of anchor that was nailed to the joist prior to the room being finished... before the strapping and drywall were installed.
But that isn't how he described it.
Someone drilled (bored) a hole right into the joist through the strapping.
So it was according to that added after the strapping. We really need to see a picture from below.


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03-05-16, 05:58 AM   #18  
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Dig a hole in the drywall around the chain, cut the chain, patch the drywall, and be done with it.

I would be more concerned about the hole drilled into the joist and its weakening of the joist.

i do not understand why a photo of the chain is not posted.

 
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03-06-16, 03:37 AM   #19  
Sorry fellas our digital camera is on the blink. I cannot get the pictures right now. But somehow whoever placed the assembly right into the joist through the strapping used some kind of epoxy or compound that allowed the weight of the chain and possibly punching bag to hold. I have NEVER seen anything so strong in my life before. Do you think the Chinese may have come up with this ??

 
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03-06-16, 06:11 AM   #20  
Phone won't take pix?? I have never heard of epoxy nor wood grain that would hold up a punching bag. Until pictures are furnished, we are jousting at windmills.

 
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03-06-16, 06:24 AM   #21  
Definitely sounds like the work of Communists. Regardless, cut it off with a grinder.

 
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