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Old 12-13-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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how to fix a cut joist?

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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Moved your post to the carpentry forum.

Your question is incredibly general. Kind of like saying "how long is a rope". If you would describe all the details of the joist and the specifics of the cut, you're more likely to get a helpful answer. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Some parts of some joists can be cut or notched without any real ramifications. Other cuts can lead to total failure. Totally depends.

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Post a picture.
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Agreed a pic would help. Basically you'll want to "scab" a length of lumber of the same dimension on one or both sides of the cut joist. How long the piece needs to be and whether you should do both sides will depend on how the joist is cut, what's in the way, etc. And it may be you need to "header" the cut joist off due to why it was cut. Picture please....
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I would rather continue the discussion on the length of rope.
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Yeah agree. I visited an older home for sale to find the owner had cut a joist to install plumbing. the house is 32 feet wide. There is a main bearing wall at the center (16 feet) of the house. THE JOIST IN QUESTION WAS CUT RIGHT THROUGH 8 feet from the bearing wall. The joists are 16" centers.
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"how long is a rope"?
Not one inch longer than it needs to be!


They also have wraparound steel re-enforcers that bolt to the joists and carry the load around the hole(s).

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Yeah agree. I visited an older home for sale to find the owner had cut a joist to install plumbing. the house is 32 feet wide. There is a main bearing wall at the center (16 feet) of the house. THE JOIST IN QUESTION WAS CUT RIGHT THROUGH 8 feet from the bearing wall. The joists are 16" centers.
So you have no pictures of the offense?
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