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Gene&Sue

05:40AM | 12/30/01
Member Since: 10/05/01
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I am framing my basement and the ceiling joists are pare of Trus Joist Silent Floor system. Can I nail my top plates directly to these joists or should I attach blocking to the joists and then nail my top plates to the blocking.

Thanks in advance for any information

Gene & Sue

DH

05:51AM | 12/30/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Go ahead and nail your top plate to the flange on the TGI's

Gene&Sue

06:24AM | 12/30/01
Member Since: 10/05/01
7 lifetime posts
Thanks for the quick response. I assume since the flange is only 1.5 inches I should use 10Ds instead of 16Ds.

Gene

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