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Undersized attic floor joists ( ceiling joists ) 1 by's

I am planning on making a master suite in the attic there is 1 by's. I have 12' between supports. know I have to put up 2x10 to support the floor weight do they need to be sistered together
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Posted 2013-05-28T20:47:23+0000  by Emoelectric Emoelectric
 

Just so I'm not confused, the ceiling joists (that's the framing between the current ceiling and attic are 1x's?  At seems odd.

 

How do you know you need a 2x10?  Have you talked to anyone or consulted a span table?  You might really want to consult with a qualified person before starting on your job.  That list would include an engineer, architect, and/or experienced contractor (although the first two are the only ones who can stamp plans).

 

 

Posted 2013-05-29T11:29:25+0000  by Adam444
 
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