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Blaze25 11-12-2006 08:03 PM

BAthroom Subfloor
In order for me to make the changes to my bathroom (moving toilet and vanity along the joist) I need to remove my subfloor. I cut a test hole in the floor and noticed that my toilet drain runs parallel to the wall directly under it fro about 8 ft to the stack. The wall appears to be supported only by the subfloor. There is a 36 inch gap between the joist in the bathroom and the joist in the adjoing bedroom. There are some vertical 2x2s that appear to be supporting the subfloor. How will I support the new subfloor along the bathroom wall? Will removing the subfloor compromise the structure of the bathroom wall?


redline 11-15-2006 07:02 PM


dougrus 11-15-2006 10:02 PM

36" is a big gap. Are you sure the joist isnt just cut out for the pipe in the small area that you are looking?

Blaze25 11-17-2006 09:06 AM

After further investigation it looks like the builder put perpendicular 2x8 braces flat against the floor between the 2 joists. I should be able to cut the subfloor over top of these so that I leave something to nail my new subfloor into.

Sorry I have no pictures...I hope the digital camera will be in my stocking on Christmas morning. :laughing:

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