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wingnut

04:14AM | 11/26/02
Member Since: 11/25/02
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I would like to intall attic steps in my hallway. The problem is my joists run across the hallway so 3 joists would need to be cut to allow for the 54inch rough opening. I've seen pictures where 2 headers and a stringer is used when 1 joist is cut, can I still use this method for 3 joists? I have a gable roof, without trusses. Thanks

GlennG

05:32PM | 11/26/02
Being this is in a hallway where the joists will also be resting on the walls on both sides, and you do not have a truss roof system, you should be able to do this. Use the same size lumber as the joists and double them up. Make sure they are continuous and are secured well to all the cut joists as well as at both ends to the uncut joists.

Glenn



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