07:52PM | 05/16/06
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Howdy, I am remodelling my 2nd floor bathroom, and I have ripped up the floor to replace a messed up tile job. I found under the tile, a concrete layer, followed by a layer of dirt. I proceeded to dig out this load of dirt placed between the joists, with the idea of laying down a new subfloor and tiling over it. After cleaning out the dirt, I found that the joists have a number of problems. First, water damage from a broken toilet. Second, the tops of the joists have been "carved", so that most of them now have a point on the top, making it a bit hard to lay and attach a new subfloor. My question is, can I sister the joists with new "flat topped" 2x8 or 2x10 wood, at the same time lifting the "sisters" an inch or two (if using the same hieght wood) to clear some water pipes laying on top of the existing joists, and previously covered by dirt, concrete and two layers of tiles. Are there any structural consequences to "stepping" the sistered joists in this way, or is this an acceptable repair? The sistered joists would only be attached on the section of floor exposed in the bathroom, not across the whole span of the house. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated. I have photos if anyone needs a picture. :) Thanks.



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