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Old 06-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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It's hard to tell from that picture, but is there just one small pipe running through that cut joist? I'm guessing there was older plumbing that went through there before? I'd be inclined to repair that by putting a new piece in there and sistering it on both sides. Just move the pipe or re-run it through a hole. That post holding it up, does it look like they dug out the basement floor and poured a footing for it? Or does it just look like it's resting on the same floor as the rest?

The point is if they didn't do it right then you might not have very strong a floor structure. Especially not if you plan on putting tile down. Best to correct all of this at once rather than having the poor structure lead to tile cracking later.

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It's hard to tell from that picture, but is there just one small pipe running through that cut joist? I'm guessing there was older plumbing that went through there before? I'd be inclined to repair that by putting a new piece in there and sistering it on both sides. Just move the pipe or re-run it through a hole. That post holding it up, does it look like they dug out the basement floor and poured a footing for it? Or does it just look like it's resting on the same floor as the rest?

The point is if they didn't do it right then you might not have very strong a floor structure. Especially not if you plan on putting tile down. Best to correct all of this at once rather than having the poor structure lead to tile cracking later.
Actually, after taking a closer look, it seems like there's nothing really there, other than an active 10/12 gauge wire. There's also a BIG HOLE which leads to the bottom of vanity.

The post is resting on top of the concrete floor, like the rest, however it was the only post that was attached right underneath the floor joists. All the other framing/cabinets were attached to the sides of the floor joists. That's what made me think it was there to "support the cut floor joist". (As a newbie, I could be wrong, of course).

I'm thinking about sistering the joists (reading a bit about it now).
Also took a better picture, so you can have a better idea....
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Presumably there was different plumbing there in the past. That would explain the hole up to the vanity (perhaps a pedestal type). The electrical line is certainly a factor but not one I'd avoid fixing. Especially not if you've got good access to all the places it would need to run along it's length.
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FUN STARTED TODAY!!!

Highlights:

-Removed Wood paneling
-- Ridgid insulation (2", white?) on exterior wall
-- One wall had 3 "layers" (Wallpaper - Drywall nailed to Horse Hair Plaster)
--- Removing Horse Hair plaster walls is fun... (NOT!!!)
---- Basement hole under vanity now visible

- Tube plumbing + framing fairly new (looks wet on picture, did not notice it in person, will double check)
-- Water stop valve little rusted/old, there's another one @ basement, so I will take the opportunity and probably replace them.

- Ceiling is a lot higher than imagined.
-- Ceiling seems to have old damage (some areas don't look good at all?)

Uploading pictures now.
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