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05-07-15, 09:36 AM
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Posted By MikeRe

Am not an engineer either but jacking up the...

Am not an engineer either but jacking up the joists a little makes sense. Thanks for that.

If you go back and look at what I wrote previously, I noted that the 1x3s and ceiling tiles would not add...
05-06-15, 05:41 PM
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Posted By MikeRe

Thanks, Jaz, forgot about the plywood being...

Thanks, Jaz, forgot about the plywood being recessed by 1/4", so about 9 1/4" would be right.

Have been reading some other blogs and engineers have been saying that a 2x4 on the bottom of the...
05-06-15, 02:40 PM
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Posted By MikeRe

Thanks for your reply; sounds like yesterday was...

Thanks for your reply; sounds like yesterday was a long day.

Not crazy about tearing up the ceiling, only because of the extra work and the fact that it was one area of the house that hasn't been...
05-05-15, 03:43 PM
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Posted By MikeRe

Thanks for your responses. There is metal cross...

Thanks for your responses. There is metal cross bracing in the middle of the span; am not sure if that is as good as 2x9 blocking, but it is something. Unfortunately, the 1x2s that support the...
05-05-15, 09:13 AM
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Posted By MikeRe

Thanks for the reply. Here is a picture of the...

Thanks for the reply. Here is a picture of the stamp on the joists.50177

Am not sure if we failed the water pitcher test or not. I used a very full glass pitcher. Walking briskly around, I got...
05-05-15, 07:17 AM
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Posted By MikeRe

Structural Questions for Porcelain Floor

We are renovating our home built in mid-60s and want to tile a large area on the main floor. The original floor had square red quarry tile in a thick mud bed that must have been about 1 1/4" thick or...
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