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Old 01-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
 
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Attic flooring to untilize wasted space


I have an attic with enough wasted space to make a small room or office or just to store things. Currently there is only blown insulation with a few boards down to keep you from falling thru.

I'm wanting to put down subflooring but not sure if the is a standard or require board that has to be used. I did have some left over OSB size 7/16, 4'x8' but not sure if the meets sub floor standard or code.

Any input is appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Before you can put flooring in this location, you need to know if the structure was designed to carry the load.
Rooms in attics require certain code adhereances.
I'd have someone in to look over the structure, who's knowledgeable in both construction and the local building codes before you do any construction up there.
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Ron,

This is some good info and I will check on this first thing monday.

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One of the 1st things you need to know is the size of the "floor joists" in the attic
And the distance between bearing walls = span distance
This will help determine if what you want to do will work



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This may help you reach a decision on the verdict, Creative Homeowner vs. Attic, 2006, looks pretty involved. Click on any of the books subject boxes also. Enter new titles at the top search box for further understandings in all books, eg- floor sheathing per code. http://books.google.com/books?as_brr...G=Search+Books
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