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Old 06-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm framing a mudroom(15' by 8') in the garage and I'm wondering whats the best way to attach the floor joists to the walls.

1 wall has no drywall on it. the other wall has drywall on it.

On the drywall side:
Should I install a Ledger on the drywall wall and attach the floor joists to it using joist hangers?

On the non-drywall side:
Should I nail a Ledger on the wall studs and lay the floor joists on the ledger and nail it to the wall studs?

Any advice is much appreciated!

Thanks,
Chris

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Old 06-11-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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Are the joists sitting on the floor? If they are, box out the perimeter and just shoot the floor joists into the perimeter rim joists. If the floor joists are above the concrete, use the joist hangers.
I would remove the drywall and install all the perimeter banding directly to the house framing.
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Thanks Ron for the response!

The joists will be about 2 feet above the cement floor of the garage.

So are you saying to remove the drywall and use a ledger on both walls. Then use joist hangers to secure the joists to the ledger?

Like this?
Joist ----joist hanger--->Ledger-----Nails--->2x4 wall stud

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Thanks Ron for the response!

The joists will be about 2 feet above the cement floor of the garage.

So are you saying to remove the drywall and use a ledger on both walls. Then use joist hangers to secure the joists to the ledger?

Like this?
Joist ----joist hanger--->Ledger-----Nails--->2x4 wall stud
Yes, put a ledger on both sides and remove the drywall. How are you fastening the ledgers to the framing?
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Ron, that was going to be my next question I was thinking really long, thick screws. No idea what size to use.

What should the ledger be made of, 2x6, 2x8?

Any advice on which joist hangers to use or stay away from would be greatly appreciated as well.

I can figure out the joist size using the awc calculator.

This is for a mudroom, which will have a refrigerator in a corner.

Thanks again for all your help.

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The ledger should be the same size as the floor joists. I would lag bolt the ledger to the wall using 4 1/2" long, 1/2" bolts and a matching washer. You want to make sure the lag bolt head protrusions do not interfere with the joist spacing and the joist hanger hardware.
Simpson hardware is a good company to use for the hangers. Around here they're in the big box stores and local lumber yards.
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I'd run this by your local building department for inspection. If still room for a vehicle, you may need bullards... Converting part of a garage to living space requires code compliance for heat, cooling, ventilation, possible egress, natural or artificial light, etc. (Details will be on your plans).

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What are bullards?
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bollards are posts typically concrete filled to stop a car
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