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Old 06-17-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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removing X support between ceiling/floor beams


I would like to remove some of the pictured X supports between my ceiling/floor beams in order to clear way for setting sisters for leveling the beams flush before sheetrock. I was wondering if it is safe to do so or should i perhaps leave them and put two sister dashes on either side of the X which would be less convenient.

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Old 06-17-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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Pull them--add your sisters--then replace with solid blocking. Use the drops from cutting your sisters,if they are long enough.

Your house will not fall down when the cross blocking is removed.

Loneframer has done a lot of research on blocking and cross bracing--if he speaks,listen.--Mike--

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that's what i thought. they do not seem like they provide a heck of a lot of support, really
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that's what i thought. they do not seem like they provide a heck of a lot of support, really
They don't. They are intended primarily just to stop the joists twisting sideways. In doing this, they also help the joists to work together better, helping to share the load between each of them.
As advised previously, your house will still stand without them; take them out to double the joists, and then replace with solid blocking from the offcuts.
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