Hot answers tagged

7

That actually looks pretty well supported the way you did it. If you haven't straightened the rods that bent, you should try to do so. Also, if you have any duct tape, put a strip of it on each end and one down the middle to help hold those planks in place. Good luck and stay safe.


5

I would suggest that you install 1x4 furring strips (example not a recommendation) across the joists. Use the picture below as an example. Notes: 24" is too far apart to install 5/8" on a ceiling. It would sag over time especially in a garage where there are more humidity and heat changes. So even if they were dead on - still a bad install. ...


2

First & Foremost, Let's reevaluate what you are Asking a 1920 house has 2"x4" Bearing wall studs 16" O.C & 2"x8" (Guessing 16" O.C as well,Sometimes their 19.2" O.C.) Nominal Lumber. Today's lumber is 1-1/2"x 3-1/2" and 1-1/2" x 7-1/4". You are not Specifying the distance of Door Movement or the Loads Transferring Down.There is a Lot to Consider ...


1

Best way - 1x3 strapping at 90 degrees to the vaguely located rafters (bottom chords), precisely located. Note that you can center the strapping at 24, 19.2, 16 or 12 inches, as desired, and that at any spacing it gives you 2.5" ("dressed" or planed 3") of target surface, not 1.5" as your dressed/planed 2" bottom chords do. If you were planning to insulate ...


1

I assume that you're talking about ceiling joists (truss bottom chords) and not rafters. If they're rafters, obviously you can't move them. Pull the ceiling joists into position. They're floppy. If the carpenters nailed down the "rat run" without doing layout, you might pull the nails in that, lay out the joists properly, and re-nail. Add sistered backing ...


1

I have a similar home, and encountered a different issue, but similar. The headers in my house were true, single 2x6 pine. When I opened up my first floor, and found my headers looked like smiley faces, I knew I had to fix them. Everything is now 2.0 3.5"×12" lvl. Money well spent in my opinion, as the house will now last another 100 years without concern. ...


1

We run into this all the time. As already mentioned, simply frame the opening oversize so the studs align with the joists below. Everything placed under the header is then non-load bearing, and you can add additional framing to make to doorway RO, without structural concerns.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible