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Jungle 08-24-2013 07:47 AM

I found the rest of the mold!
 
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I was sleeping right over the stuff no wonder it was making me sick with allergies. I take it the guy who built the subfloor used so sort of reclaimed lumber! I don't know but it is looking like i will have to gut it the entire attic floor.

Couple of questions:
1) What should i use for flooring up there? Would 3/4" good quality plywood be okay? Then would be some carpet. Other idea was 3/4" T&G pine flooring.

2) Maybe bit crazy but what about leaving those first too joists open ? Put a little railing around it? Lets in lots of light a nice loft feeling, but little crazy.

(yes neil i am going to double that joist right now actually)


Jungle 08-27-2013 01:22 PM

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i want gut this dry wall and open up more. Basically the previous owner where a bit retarded and seem to have always done something funny. What i see is some brown fiber board underneath that dry wall for example.
You can see the wall on the right is not structural right? Was this common with only two support posts. Wouldn't have a structural post landing not on joist? i can fix everything now properly. I was going to take out the side walls. The knee walls are obviously neccessary as structure. But only 2 post doesn't seem enough. I could put another beam there.


Jungle 08-27-2013 01:22 PM

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i want gut this dry wall and open up more. Basically the previous owner where a bit retarded and seem to have always done something funny. What i see is some brown fiber board underneath that dry wall for example.
You can see the wall on the right is not structural right? Was this common with only two support posts. Wouldn't have a structural post landing not on joist? i can fix everything now properly. I was going to take out the side walls. The knee walls are obviously neccessary as structure. But only 2 post doesn't seem enough. I could put another beam there.


Jungle 08-27-2013 01:22 PM

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i want gut this dry wall and open up more. Basically the previous owner where a bit retarded and seem to have always done something funny. What i see is some brown fiber board underneath that dry wall for example.
You can see the wall on the right is not structural right? Was this common with only two support posts. Wouldn't have a structural post landing not on joist? i can fix everything now properly. I was going to take out the side walls. The knee walls are obviously neccessary as structure. But only 2 post doesn't seem enough. I could put another beam there.


Jungle 08-28-2013 12:57 PM

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I don't see a need for an engineer, i tend to think it is common sense, here you can see schematic, before and after for the post areas. On the left is how it is now, and on the right as i plan to do.

The posts in the basement have worked well and are very solid. As it now i just remove 1.5 TONS of old wood subfloor from up there, yes holy crap all by myself.

I'm just guessing about the second wall, it is probably not as many studs there as i imagine. The thing is, the 2nd wall is not sitting on anything, i guess i will install another joist 3" . I guess at the time 2 posts seemed okay, presumable the structure further up toward the room is sound. I don't really want to open that dry wall up of the ceiling.... sign/



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