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Old 12-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Drilled holes in floor joists.


I have drilled a hole in a floor joist that is just within 1.75 inches from the bottom of the joist. Code requires 2 inches. What is the fix?

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Old 12-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have drilled a hole in a floor joist that is just within 1.75 inches from the bottom of the joist. Code requires 2 inches. What is the fix?
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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if your concerned about it. pick up some 3/4" sheathing grade plywood and rip it down to 1/4" less than the dimension of the joist. cut it to 4' lenghts and fasten it centered over the holes both glued and screwed.

this is a standard fix that is engineer approved
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Forget about it! Nothing will ever come of a single hole that size in a single floor joist.

If you wake up one morning and your head is poking through the chimney you'll know it all collapsed around you and I was wrong.
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You should be fine if the hole you drilled has not exceeded 25% of the width of the joist.
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I finally get to use this (even if it is on beams)!!! http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...R84KitBdBk9OIA

Don't know why I saved it, I could just ask Bud......LOL.

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