Why flat 2x10s between ceiling joists?


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Old 03-26-22, 04:56 PM
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Why flat 2x10s between ceiling joists?

Hi,Iím remodeling my kitchen and took down the soffits to be able to get taller wall cabinets. There are some can lights and I want to add a few more now that the ceiling is opened up some. But I was surprised to see these two flat 2x10s in between these two joists. And of course the partially covered one is exactly where I want to add a light.



Anyone know why these 2x10s are there? And if would be ok if I removed the partially covered one?



(This is the first floor of a two story house. Master bedroom is above the kitchen.)


 
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Old 03-26-22, 07:39 PM
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I suspect it was there just to hang the end of the soffit off of. I think it is likely OK to remove it.
 
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Old 03-26-22, 11:09 PM
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Maybe a cold air return?
 
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Old 03-28-22, 03:10 AM
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Yes of course just to hang the soffit from! That makes perfect sense. Thank you!
 
 

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