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Old 11-14-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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I need to reinforce a weak floor joist but there is a wire running though it. Normally I would unhook it but it runs into some tight spots.

Since it is only two inches from the end of the joist, can I simply notch out a two inch piece from the end of the new joist?

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Or you could simply de-energize the circuit, cut and remove the cable from the existing joist and then splice it around the newly sistered joist when all is complete. It does not appear from the picture that this would be a problem.

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I think I understand what you mean but these floor joists are my living room ceiling so I must go through with the wire, not around.
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Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Tell us more details about why you need to reinforce the joist.
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