Build UP My Floor - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: south bend, IN
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 25
Default

build UP my floor


I inherited this mess!!!
The bathroom ( that hasn't been), is getting closer.. I am on OSB but brought in a temporary vanity, and will plumb it up and set a toilet...

anyway,.. the bathroom is long, like 12 x 30! (he had ideas for a hot tub room on the end, but I want to just make it all part of the bathroom).
so.. I figure I will step UP the back part, probobly 12x10, It will then have a step, but she can have a nice powder room, whatever.
This way I can run a heat duct in there and maybe a drain?
I was thinking 2x6 joists, but never THOUGHT about attaching them till now! toenail, glue? do they make brackets? I have only seen the HANGERS.
I figure there MUST be a way, and I am not the first to do this. I just can't think of how! I imagine on a regular one you frame it in like a wall. (box) but I can't here..... any advice is appreciated... dan

Advertisement

sixty7flh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
DIY staff

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,271
Rewards Points: 3,182
Default

build UP my floor


A little more info,Dan.

You mentioned OSB---Is this a framed structure? What is under the room now? Can plumbing and heat go under there?

How high do you wish to raise the stepped up area?

Could you simply set 2x6s on the existing floor?

Advertisement

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: south bend, IN
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 25
Default

build UP my floor


yep.. that's what I want to do.. put 2X6's over the existing floor.. which is 2X12 on 16... then 3/4 (ish) osb.. I cannot run anything under the existing as it is actually a 2nd story overhang. I DID, put r -30 in there and then plastic and soffit stuff to hopefully keep the cold out. I am in northernmost indiana.

so.. since I cannot build a floor then FIT it in there, what toenail and glue?
sixty7flh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,726
Rewards Points: 568
Default

build UP my floor


Just guessing since no pictures or drawings were posted, but it should be as simple as attaching some 2 X 6's to the wall studs on three sides and one across the room to connect into the ones on the walls, then filling in the middle with 2 X 6's every 16" on center.
It will end up looking like a wall laying down.
I would use blocking not hangers between the floor joist.
Attach 3/4" Advantec T & G over it with constrution adhesive on top of the floor joist and use ceramic coated screws to hold it down.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: south bend, IN
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 25
Default

build UP my floor


attach to the wall suds.. ahh! blocking.. i'll look for 'em.. hey. thanx so much! gonnae TRY and get the floor in soon....
sixty7flh is offline   Reply With Quote
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to frame new floor to match existing floor height taylor01 Carpentry 4 04-04-2010 09:59 PM
Radiant floor heat under 3x8 feet wide strip of tile - how to build up rest of floor? lazzlazz Flooring 2 03-31-2010 06:52 AM
Changing poly type during hardwood floor refinishing redpen Flooring 17 02-03-2009 07:11 PM
Old old linoleum, can it take paint? molamola Painting 23 11-11-2008 07:32 PM
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 16 11-04-2008 12:19 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts