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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-14-2011, 07:02 AM
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Posted By AlexEthridge
That is not exactly what I intend to do. My...

That is not exactly what I intend to do. My original idea is to add the 2.875" (5.5 ripped, minus .125 for the saw blade) to the bottom of the current joists, effectively changing the 1.5 x 7 joists...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-13-2011, 04:42 PM
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Posted By AlexEthridge
Thanks for all the good info.

Thanks for all the good info.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-13-2011, 03:57 PM
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Posted By AlexEthridge
Thanks for the comments. I forgot to mention...

Thanks for the comments.

I forgot to mention this is a full basement house so adding supports in the middle isn't practical.

BridgeMan, I can't grasp how turning the grain flat could possibly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-13-2011, 09:46 AM
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Posted By AlexEthridge
What to do about "bouncy" floor?

I discovered my "2x8" floor joists are actually 7&1/4 and many actually 7" with NONE at 7&1/2 that one would expect. The span is 13 feet and the floor is "bouncy". My idea to increase rigidity is...
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