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pipeguy 10-30-2005 03:48 PM

Contractors please:framing moved during demo?
My mom recently had the 15 x 10 plaster ceiling in her kitchen removed after years of continuous water damage from (2) bathrooms above. She also removed the tile floors and 'mud mat' sub flooring from the two bathrooms above as well as a cast iron tub. She's yet to replace the ceiling/flooring.
Mom reports that her bathroom doors no longer close properly; that they're slightly racked. Could "unloading" the ceiling/floor joists have caused the framing to move? Her house was built in the 40's from rough hewn, seasoned mixed hardwoods, has plaster walls and ceilings throughout and has hardwood floors over hardwood plank subfloor throughout.
She's concerned that she needs to re-load the joists with similar weight. I told her to plane the doors when she was done with the remodel. What say ye?

K2eoj 10-30-2005 08:59 PM

I vote fix the door when your done. I think a bunch of guys with crowbars probably knocked the doors out of wack. They'll probably get knocked a few more times before your done. HS

housedocs 10-31-2005 08:12 AM

I agree with Hammer, but I think it wouldn't hurt to take a 4' level upstairs and check the level and plumb on the floors and door jambs. Good luck.

pipeguy 10-31-2005 08:40 AM

Thanx for the replies. She's all worried that she should hang a double layer of new drywall kitchen ceiling and put in a new cast-iron tub to make the post re-model framing load similar to that of the original. Fixing the doors is a much more doable solution.

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