COMMUNITY FORUM

jjpreston

09:22PM | 11/01/07
Member Since: 11/01/07
3 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
Installing 3/4" T&G subfloor over 11-7/8" engineered wood I-joists and not sure how skinny the last row of subfloor can be. If I make no adjustments I'll have a last row of subfloor that is only 10" wide. While that row will sit on I-joists that are 16" on center with one 2x6 squash block at each joist, not sure that's wide enough. Can adjust at center beam to make it closer to 2 feet wide, but a lot more work and will waste material. Any thoughts?

fool4jesus

05:45AM | 11/08/07
Member Since: 06/20/05
53 lifetime posts
I don't know that I'd take that as Gospel. I'm not sure what the squash blocks will do for you: it seems to me that the major problem is the narrow subfloor board. I guess the SB's give the joists some more width to nail to.

What are you putting over the subfloor? If it's hardwood or something with an underlayment (e.g. sheet flooring), it seems to me that it would be OK but YMMV. If it's just carpet, I think I'd bite the bullet and make it two joists wide.

jjpreston

07:37PM | 11/08/07
Member Since: 11/01/07
3 lifetime posts
The skinny row (10") of subflooring is actually going to run perpendicular to the joists. Regardless, I think you're right and I'll do the extra to play it safe, as there's nothing but carpet going on top. Thanks for your input.

tlund72

01:23PM | 03/22/09
Member Since: 03/21/09
1 lifetime posts
This is an old post, but for those who read it to learn from it:

We in commercial construction usually go by a rule that dictates that the last or first row of ply or osb, should be at least 2' wide. You should cut back the previous row to be 2' from the wall and end thus ending on a 2' sheet.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2