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xx   FLOOR

Using steel jack-posts and a 6x6 timber to raise sagging floor joists.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2001 (v.25#1) pg. 62

How to stiffen a floor so it won't bounce when walked across.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 23

Repairing rotted floors and subflooring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 60

How to stiffen floor joists to eliminate a bouncy floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 10

Tips on selecting and installing a laminated wood beam to carry the load of floor joists when a foundation wall is removed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 10

Tip on need to strengthen the floor to carry the weight of full floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 10

Stiffen a bouncy floor. (1) Reinforce floor joists with plywood panels that are glued and screwed to each side. (2) Convert floor joist into a half I-beam by gluing and screwing a 1x6 to the bottom of each joist.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 14

Purpose of holes in floor joists of antebellum homes is debated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 12
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 4

How to reinforce undersized floor joists by affixing plywood to the sides.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Strengthen old 2x8 joints by attaching a 2x4 to the bottom to form a bowstring truss.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 30

Tip on installing new floor joists (sister joists) using a technique that overcomes the problem of fitting the new joist between the mudsills and the subfloor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 6

Replacing an existing subfloor with a new one that is flush with the tops of the joists. This allows a new tile floor to be installed coplanar (level) with hardwood floors in adjacent rooms. This technique is included in a kitchen remodeling article.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 72

Tip on beefing up floor joists by attaching 1x4 or larger boards to the bottom edge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 16

Tip on using a pry bar and upside-down joist hanger to install a floor joist over an existing ceiling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 28

Tip on stiffening 16-ft. 2x10 joists to eliminate floor bounce.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 14

Jigs and techniques to speed up the accurate installation of U-shaped joist hangers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 8

Advice on floor joist design for spanning 19-ft. without excessive deflection or vibration.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 16
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 20

Floor framing required around a catty-cornered fireplace is illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 16

Tip on using continuous steel wall-bracing straps as tension rods to stiffen floor joists.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 30

Tip on straightening a floor joist which is bowed upward into the flooring by pulling it down using a length of angle iron attached to the bottom.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 28

Comparison between wooden I-beams and parallel-cord (open-web) truss floor systems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 16

Tips on installing subflooring to avoid squeaks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 28

Pros and cons of various bridging options (solid, X-type, and metal).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 8

Framing floors with I-joists, an engineered lumber that can give you squeak-free floors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 50

Stiffing a floor by sistering the floor joists with either 2xs or plywood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 20

Tip on installing hangers in order to guarantee that joists are flush with the top of the beam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 32

Installing parallel-chord floor trusses which are more stable and span greater distances than stick framing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 78
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 12

Framing and sheathing floors. Careful layout and precut joists speed the process.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 6, 12

Tip explains how to stiffen a wood I-joist (floor joist).
HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 19

Structural repair under an old floor. Finding the problem and fixing it.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.20#2) pg. 36

Repairing a broken or cracked floor joist by attaching new 2x boards on both sides using glue and bolts.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 10