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 Post subject: Floor Joist
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:41 am 
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Having removed the old leaking shower from its corner I had hoped for little damage underneath.
This was not to be the case.
There is a wall between the kitchen and front room so supporting the joist's.
However the joists join at this wall.
the problem joist is the one against the wall which is all but rotted away.
So I cut the nail joing the two joists and hoping to chop out the damaged joist.
However this is going to be hard as there is a wall between the bathroom and spare bedroom which the affected joist runs under.
My plan was to lift some of the floor planks in the bedroom in the corner.
But found radiator pipes just where I wanted to cut the planks.
And where I wanted to cut the joist there are radiator pipes running along side of it.
So I have a choice to remove the radiator pipework thus giving me better access to the joist or chop out as much of the rot as I can and allow to dry then scarf in a section of good timber and glue in place with epoxy and screws.
I have pictures of the job but for some reason my mac wont reduce the file size to enable me to post them.
Of course not, nothing else is going well so why should anuthing start now


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 Post subject: Re: Floor Joist
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:15 am 
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in general you cannot just patch a structural timber you need to replace or add sufficient support to replace the weakness
what is the unsupported span off the timber and what size is it ??

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The rot was about 2ft along a 7x2 beamin the corner of the bathroom.
I decided in the end to replace the joist having to cut out sections of it at a time.
The ceiling plaster board was nailed up onto it in the front room so that needs repairing.
I made sure none of the damaged timber was left and replaced and had to use straps to make sure everything was secured.
Really pleased with what I managed to do considering the pipework in my way


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