the joist support board runs perpendicular to the joist, it is nailed to evey joist in the attic. I would like to cut out the part that goes over the opening for the attic ladder which is in the middle of the support board.Go the the web site below and then go to page 7 section 1.6 figure 9 and see the joist support boards. The only difference is my support board runs right over the opening. Can i cut it on both sides and not lose any support?
please go to this web site and go to page 7 section 1.6 figure 9
the board in my attic is only a 1x 4 laying flat across the top of the joist.