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I'm looking for some help and advise.

I have replaced some old Joists in an old building....Unfortunately the width of the new joists have left a gap (15mm-25mm w x 25-50mm d x 50-75mm h-----irregular shapes and sizes) in the knotches in the cross-beam.......Can anyone advise on whats the best method for filling these gaps to stop latteral movement of joist ends. Adding wooden shims cut to individual slot is an option but there are around 80 knotches, likley to be a very painfull exsercise:-(......Are there any wood filler options I can use instead?


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If it's not going to be seen, I'd use some 20mm ply screwed (with 50/60mm X 5mm screws) to the cross beam and fitted tight up against the side of the new joists.

If it's going to be on show, there's not much better you can do than patch the holes with some fresh timber, it won't take that long if you cut them to size with a mitre saw, (watch your fingers on those small pieces).

Glue them in, as they're likely to shrink a bit if you use new timber, some of the original timber would be better if you still have it.

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Pics please, otherwise as per Ayjays post or maybe wedges hammered in to take up any slack.

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