Friday, April 25, 2008

Floor Joists Above Main Floor

The floor joists are up over the west side of the main floor now. This is the area over top of the pantry, half-bath, and mudroom. I've covered half of them with plastic so that I've got an area underneath that will stay somewhat dry. (More on that later.)

Where the floor joists attach to the outside wall, they sit inside a steel joist hanger. This prevents them from moving or tipping over. However, on the end of the joists that sits over the center beam, there is nothing to stop the joists from falling over sideways or twisting. They will get attached with permanent blocking later, but in the meantime I've put some temporary blocking between them and some bracing on the tops to stop them from tipping over.

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