What Is Going On Here? - Building & Construction - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
Ole Wood Worker

 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,849
Rewards Points: 2,794
Blog Entries: 1
Default

What is going on here?


Any friend of Mike's is a friend of mine. I just had another thought, do the joists break on top of the plate or does the wall hit in the middle of the joists? If the wall hits in the middle of the joists they could have crowned to the point that they are taking the pressure off the wall. I have seen joists crown after they dried and pulled the plate up like that. This may not be the case with yours though.

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 10-26-2012 at 01:09 PM. Reason: Spelling
BigJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #17
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What is going on here?


Ok, I guess my description needs some clarification.


The wall pictured is not a load bearing wall. In effort to make the top plate level, I banged it up off the studs until it read perfectly (over a 3' level)

It does however intersect with a load bearing wall, and when level, the top plates on the two walls do not line up.

I will take a couple more pictures from a bit further back.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Alan For This Useful Post:
BigJim (10-26-2012)
Old 10-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #18
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What is going on here?


Hope these help to clarify.
Attached Thumbnails
What is going on here?-dscf0950.jpg   What is going on here?-dscf0951.jpg   What is going on here?-dscf0952.jpg   What is going on here?-dscf0953.jpg   What is going on here?-dscf0954.jpg  

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #19
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,276
Rewards Points: 3,192
Default

What is going on here?


That picture will help----It's not unusual for a nonbearing wall to be built with a gap at the top---especially when it's added after the original construction----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What is going on here?


The only thing I didn't do, is run a stringline from the exterior wall to the other wall with a string level to see if for some reason the studs in the middle of the interior wall are longer for some reason. The room is almost 12' wide, so I think a string is the easiest way to go for that. I guess I'll try that tomorrow.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #21
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,802
Rewards Points: 2,508
Default

What is going on here?


Not sure why i thought this was in a basement.
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom

Last edited by kwikfishron; 10-27-2012 at 08:31 PM.
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #22
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What is going on here?


I may also take a wider picture of the floor if I can. I noticed underneath that someone has run a 2x4 flat across all of the T&G in this area, so perhaps the sagging is just the subfloor.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #23
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,276
Rewards Points: 3,192
Default

What is going on here?


The floor joists appear to be hung off of the tripled up 2x10s--I don't see any joist hangers----If I'm right---adding hangers before you finish off the area would be a good idea--
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #24
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What is going on here?


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
The floor joists appear to be hung off of the tripled up 2x10s--I don't see any joist hangers----If I'm right---adding hangers before you finish off the area would be a good idea--
Nah, those are just nailers for drywall, so i can run the panels parallel to the joists without destroying the joists. The joists are going the opposite way and both ends are sitting on top of the walls.

Advertisement

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Alan For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (10-28-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts