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Old 08-27-2014, 06:20 PM  
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Unless you can get to the bearing wall you are just adding wheight to the lower floor. Today eighteen foot floor joists are double 2x10s at 12" on center, never see twenties, they move up to engineered floor. 3/4 unsanded tongue and grove will span up the 24 on center joists and so will 5/8 drywall

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Lev: imho, I would ditch the fisheye lens and post some pictures with a regular camera. The devil is in the details and that camera is not helping. My guess is that we all have a good idea of what the room looks like, so don't be afraid to get close and show us the points that are in question.

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