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Old 12-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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Here's a crazy idea. Since you say some of the stuff is heavy. Sister 2x8s to the 2x4s. Notch them so they sit on top of the plate and flush with the top of the 2x4. Then add a jack stud under the 2x8.

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #17
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I've begun the replacement of the attic supports. I just finished ripping out the old 2x4's and and measuring to put up the 2x6's.

Today is a good day
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:42 PM   #18
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All done except one 2x6 and an attic access ladder. Not bad for a couple hours work.
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So I completed the attic storage space completely yesterday. I mounted a nice attic access ladder and finished the 3/4" plywood throughout. I hung up some temporary shop lights so I can begin work on replacing the subfloor next.

Once the floor is done I'll insulate and be ready for sheetrock.

I'll post some pics in a minute from my phone.
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Here are some pics
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Hi, Looks great. a suggestion- you need double joists either side of door to attach door at sides for sure and possibly ends?? depending on door install instructions.... easy add on after the fact, screw/ nail them together creating a solid member.

edit.. from pic the joists look like treated lumber, if so use treated approved fasteners Especially where nailing that attic door to treated lumber... not a surprise you or someone wants to find out about in the future

nail/screw joist to rafter really good also with hurricane ties tied to top plates...

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I checked and the ladder doesn't require double joists. This is the second one of these I've installed in the last couple of years and the first was the same installation method.
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I checked and the ladder doesn't require double joists. This is the second one of these I've installed in the last couple of years and the first was the same installation method.
being a builder anything over 24" span between joists with something hanging from joists ( ladder) require a double joists either side. I would never consider it any other way Especially with people walking up and down said ladder and their lives are in your hands right now and what you do with your hands literally.
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It's not over 24". They are 24" on center which means they are actually 22.5" apart.
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It's not over 24". They are 24" on center which means they are actually 22.5" apart.
your call. please stay safe on heights.

I've seen many attic ladder failures, it is not pretty and never espected until you are laying looking around wondering wth happened
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You may want to think a little on insulation and ventilation in the attic because of the heat that may rise during the day/summer/hot periods. When it comes to storage, it's important to control the humidity and dampness level for items that you'll be storing there for long periods of time during the year. Have a think on what you may put up there. That will give you an idea for how much reinforcing and adjustments you may need to do.

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