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Old 07-30-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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First Bathroom Remodel Woes


Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me. I am making an attempt to remodel my bathroom with my limited knowledge of home improvement and a little help from youtube videos and forums like this. I've run into a few problems during the demo which I will need to repair before beginning the remodel (as expected). I've addressed the first few, but now I am looking for some direction. The corner studs of the shower stall are rotted out pretty bad for about a foot from the bottom. The subfloor definitely needs to go. The closest joist to the shower wall is 6" from the wall frame (other side is my bedroom with wood floors and painted sheetrock up). I haven't cut away the plywood yet, but some of it crumbled so i was able to reach down under the wall frame to feel around. I do not know how far the next joist is but I'm assuming its 16", which would be about 6" on the other side of the wall. Originally, there was one piece of plywood spanning from my bedroom into the bathroom across the floor joists, so these were properly supported. If i need to cut away the plywood from the wall, is there any way to easily support the new plywood in the bathroom, or is it necessary for me to open the ceiling beneath to "box" where the new plywood meets the old plywood between the joists (and also between rooms)?

I hope I explained this in an understandable way. I have been taking on more and more small projects around the house but this is by far the biggest undertaking and I do not know the "lingo" when describing certain things.


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You may be able to add some blocking perpendicular to the joists. Working in that confined space will make it difficult t fasten the far end, but I would try to use screws if I couldn't get in there with nails.
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I will see if I can reach. I have pretty long arms. Would you just go in on an angle to fasten it? Will that provide enough support if I put a few 2x4s in?

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I will see if I can reach. I have pretty long arms. Would you just go in on an angle to fasten it? Will that provide enough support if I put a few 2x4s in?

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Absolutely! If you can get one block on each end, and within 16 inches of each other after that, you should be ok. You could even turn the blocking flat if that helps you to install.
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If you start your screws before sliding the blocking in, it often makes it easier to get them in.
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