I'm working on a remodel of a room that spans two different areas of a house.
Each area has joists 16" OC but where they come together there is a "short" bay; one where it is not a full 16" between joists:
16" 16" 16" 16" 16" 9" 16" 16" 16" 16" 16"
The short bay (9") basically in the center of the room.
Should stay with full sheets and have to install blocking for one-half of the project (which will be a pain since the bays are full of mechanicals and lighting for the floor below) or should I shorten one of the sheets to maintain the OC spacing for each side?
If I shorten the sheet, do I recreate the T&G on the cut edge for that joist or is there another method I should be using?
Note that the finished surface will be tiles on top of Ditra Heat.