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Posted in thread: Open Web Floor Truss, Load Bearing Wall Question on 03-05-2010 at 07:46 AM
My townhouse was built with Top Chord Bearing Open Web Floor Trusses. They are 15' long X 11.5
deep. They are spaced out 22" from one another. I want to take out a 2' wall to open my
kitchen. The wall...
Posted in thread: Am I screwed? (Wood Floor Question) on 08-27-2008 at 06:31 AM
I will take that as a yes. :(
Posted in thread: Am I screwed? (Wood Floor Question) on 08-22-2008 at 10:39 AM
I bought my house with 5/8" bamboo wood floors recently installed. They have started squeaking
more and more lately. After pulling a few up to investigate, it seems like they were glued down
to some p...
Posted in thread: Deflection Problem causing tile to come loose on 12-18-2007 at 01:05 PM
I am thinking about basement jacks.
Posted in thread: Deflection Problem causing tile to come loose on 12-18-2007 at 07:40 AM
There is actually a walk-in in the basement. I also have a drop ceiling in the basement that
only has about 5 inches of space in-between it and the joists. I can run support poles on the
side of my wa...
Posted in thread: Quarry tile damaged on 12-17-2007 at 11:28 AM
I have a floor deflection problem that has caused a new quarry tile floor to come loose. :mad:
It is in a wet environment so water is able to get under the tiles. I am repairing the
deflection issues ...
Posted in thread: Deflection Problem causing tile to come loose on 12-17-2007 at 11:24 AM
I have a restaurant with a deflection problem on the first floor. The kitchen is 15 wide and is
supported with 2x12 joists that are pocketed into cinder block walls. Over the past 3 months
that the re...
Posted in thread: Open Joist. Is this safe?? on 12-15-2007 at 03:04 PM
Thanks for all of the help. I wanted to put a gym on my 3rd floor. I will do some more
research, but I'm leaning on not doing it from 1 2X4 going into the supporting wall every 2
feet. I have read abo...
Posted in thread: Open Joist. Is this safe?? on 12-12-2007 at 07:31 PM
Thanks Inspector DThis seems like it will really affect the load bearing capacity of my floors
though. Do you have any idea of what psf load these could take? I can only find load bearing
Posted in thread: Open Joist. Is this safe?? on 12-12-2007 at 05:36 PM
No, it is about 15 years old. I bought it about 3 months ago.