09:59AM | 08/06/05
Member Since: 08/05/05
3 lifetime posts
One of my 2"x10"x14' floor joists is not straight. It's curved upward, creating a hump in the living room floor above. Builder should replace it, but I have no confidence he'll ever get around to it. (House built in 2003.)

Thus I think I'll replace the joist myself. Problem is, it's glued and nailed/screwed to the subflooring above. What's the best way to separate the joist from the subflooring without tearing up the latter?

Joist is easily accessible from full basement.


04:01PM | 08/07/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I would not replace it, just cut about a third of the way into it from the bottom to relieve the tension, and then sister another right alongside of it, using construction adhesive and plenty of 12d nails

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01:41PM | 08/08/05
Member Since: 08/05/05
3 lifetime posts
A solution that hadn't occurred to me! Many thanks.


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