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Old 02-06-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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Currently I have removed all the 5/8 particle board underlament to reveal the 1x6 T&G sub flooring.

I have been replacing dry rotted 1X6's and laying down new 5/8 plywood in place of the particle board.

I have been under the house and I am concerned with the way that the flooring was built out.....

The 1x6's are sitting on a 4x8 beams that is spaced out 6ft to center. Was this common practice at one time? should I be concerned with this flooring support?

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1x6 on 6 foot spacing was never a practice. There would be too much bounce.

Can you post some pictures.
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Pictures would help.
How far apart are the 1x6s? It's easy to calculate how much sag you could expect in the 1x6s using a tool such as the sagulator:
https://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator/

Depending on how far apart the joists are, you may want to sister in 1x8s, or add blocking between the joists to provide more stability and reduce bounce.
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