Forum Title: Adding A Joist To A True 2x6, Floor System
I've done a fair amount of old house restoration but I guess I've always gotten lucky when it comes it comes to using the existing joists to carry my new subfloor (then the original subfloor gets pulled, milled, and finished as flooring). In my own new house, built in 1875, I need to add a joist in the living room before I can put down Advantech. The other option is pulling down the bathroom wall and replacing subfloor in two rooms at once...but it's our only bathroom for the next year or two. I have old, true 2x6 joists spanning 12' on the first floor and 14' on the second floor. I'll need to rob all the original subfloor in the house in order have enough material to lay restored original material throughout the home. One obvious benefit to replacing all this original subfloor is that I'll be able to stiffen things up and eliminate a fair number of old house squeaks as I go. I'm hoping for a graceful solution, like an engineered 6 product. It's an old house so I'm not worried about deflection, I just don't want to throw an oversized joist in that bay and never be able to rock the basement lid. Who's done this before? Any ideas?
Category: General Contractor Post By: DAVID MILLER (Yuba City, CA), 03/01/2018

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