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Old 10-24-2008, 04:46 PM   #16
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Hi guys,
Well, I got the first joist out.
thekctermite: You were right. It was not difficult at all and the house is still standing.
Marvin_Gardens: I've got wall jacks under the remaining joists that have the load bearing walls.
I am going to double up the 2x10 non load bearing joists and triple up the 2x10 load bearing joists. I would like to use the bracket in the photo below to mount my joists to my beam. I would be using the double bracket, I just had this laying around. Will a double bracket like the one if the photo be strong enough to support the joists? I also included so other pics.
Thanks again for all the advice.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:40 PM   #17
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Joist hangers will do the job. Just make sure you get tico nails because they have more sheer strength that regular nails and are designed for hangers. You can mix those with regular nails.

I suppose there is a thing as having too many nails in a hanger nails but lots is good in my book.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:06 PM   #18
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Thanks MG,
Didn't even know Tico nails existed. Will do exactly as you stated. Checked out your photo of the beautiful addition you built. Really really cool.
Thanks for the response and the advice!
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:21 AM   #19
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If your joists are sitting on the mudsill (the plate that sits flat on the foundation) then joist hangers are unnecessary. If the joists have a couple inches of bearing then a few nails is all that's needed.

If the joists don't have adequate bearing in some places then joist hangers are appropriate. 10dx1-1/2" tico nails are appropriate for use in the face nails, but the toenails that go in the side of the hanger diagonally through the joist must be full length 10d nails, not tico's.
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Thanks thekctermite. Understood!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:59 PM   #21
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Hi guys,
Built and installed my first beam today. Only 10 more to go!
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Isn't working with wood fun?!?!? Looks like you had pretty good success.
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This is your proof that doing a job right the first time is the way to go...

I can see this one is going well and when its finished you will never have to break your bedroom door down to escape the ...wife ? as it looks from your pictures that you got things going right and level...Good advice here and good luck on the project...Just carefull cutting/nailing near the electic wires...
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You likely already completed your project, but I just wanted to point out that that original subfloor was also a membrane, tying the outside garage wall to the house. During re-assembly, bear in mind to adequately fasten that new assembly to the old wall(s).
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You likely already completed your project, but I just wanted to point out that that original subfloor was also a membrane, tying the outside garage wall to the house. During re-assembly, bear in mind to adequately fasten that new assembly to the old wall(s).
Can you elaborate a litte? The 3/4" floor sheathing somehow ties the garage wall in?
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Hi all,
Another newbie question: Do they make triple board joist hangars? I plan on tripling the joists under my floor where the load bearing wall resides. What would be the best way to attach a beam of three 2x10's to the 2x12 beam if there is no such thing as a triple board joist hangar?
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