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Hi prevent and welcome to the forum. Add a nearby big city to your profile so it will show with each post, climate and building practices vary with location.

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My primary pursuit presently is replacing rotten floor joists from house built in 1930 with a crawl space of only 15 inches. Complicating that somewhat is moving the wall heat vent/register to the floor. I think the floor will have two layers of 3/4" with a 1/4" layer on top of those.
 

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Prevent, Please leave all that in the wall. It really makes a house look fabulous. Especially when you clean up the covers, paint them a nice color matching, or leave them black. Never cut up a floor for hvac unless you absolutely have too.


Replacing or sistering floor joists is simple, but hard work. With the correct planning and proper tools, it goes pretty well. I had to sister some in our house. I purchased mine at a lumber mill where they were already dry and full dimension. Never use wood from a box store. It is still wet and not straight. As it dries, it will twist and warp. Then you will have real issues.
 

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Unfortunately there is nothing to sister to. The joists are completely gone. I had to tear out the entire floor and rebuild from scratch and am using pressure treated deck lumber as replacement joists and I do realise there will be some shrinking but It should all be uniform.
 

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Did you know that depending on the type of acid used in that lumber that you cannot use it indoors. Also, the type of nails used may corrode and will rot inside the flooring.



Cedar, Ipe, or Teak would have been the wood to use if you want rot protection inside your house. And then dig out some of the dirt and cover with plastic or a rat slab of concrete.
 

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No Andy, this is Home Depot pressure treated wood. Not indoors anyway. it is in open crawlspace. Also I am using all special deck screws and no nails. There will be no corrosion. AND NO MORE ROT
 

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I should mention also that since the rim joists the floor joists were connected to are in poor shape I am using two 10ft window lintels 3.5 x 3.5 x .25 angle iron as supports in the rim joist area. These were primed with rustoleum and sprayed with auto body tar undercoat.
 

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This site is a godsend found just in the nick of time. I can do anything but I am SSLLOOWW at nearly everything because it takes a lot of time to do the research and figure out the best way to do something then more research to figure out the best materials and tools to use and THEN figure out the best suppliers of those tools and materials..... All that before I even get started. GEESH ! Thank god for the internet........ it is truly a science fiction futuristic dream come true. ........ or maybe it is a curse. Mankind did ok for the last hundred thousand years without it.
Regardless, I am sure happy to be "learning" about doing stuff here instead of GOSSIPING about doing stuff on the Social Media sites.
I detest and abhor Facebook etc.
Egad, being part of a godsend is A HUGE responsibility.

So, glad to see you've posted where yat and tell us more.

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