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Old 06-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Which way do the floor joists typically run?


I know this might sound like a dumb question but i need to know.

This is the layout of rooms on the second floor of a home. The red lines indicate location of two impact beams, on either side of the stairs.
Would the floor joists typically run side to side, or front to back?

I know this isnt much to go on, but if you build houses for a living, which way would you typically run them? Parallel with the impact beam or perpendicular?
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fairviews.. you need to download adblocker if your having that problem.

as for the joists, based on the wall layout i would say from right to left as the walls along the stairwell are probably bearing walls
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As Kirk, perpendicular, as that looks to be the shorter span.
But what's the problem?
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I have never heard the term impact beam. Is that some sort of Texas slang?
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This is the layout of rooms on the second floor of a home.
Would the floor joists typically run side to side, or front to back?
The second floor joists will typically run the same way that the first floor joists do. Have a basement or crawl space? Go look.
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Thanks everyone. No problem really, just needed to know which direction my joists were running in. Thanks for the help.
Daniel, i used to watch all of those remodel shows on diynetwork and thats what they always called the big heavy structural beam in the loadbearing walls.
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Mobile homes don't have floor joists.
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its not a mobile home. MY house is. THIS house is not.

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