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06:11AM | 11/09/03
Member Since: 11/08/03
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I have a brand new house that uses the I-beams for floor joists. I want to frame out my basement but I don't know how to attach them to the I-beam floor joists. I thought you were not allowed to nail into the top or bottom piece of the I-beam. I thought you could only nail into the thin vertical part of the beam. Help?


02:25AM | 12/10/03
Member Since: 12/09/03
3 lifetime posts
What I did was to frame the wall, with the top plate touching the I-beam and then attach stringer braces from the top plate then the floor.

Hope this helps.

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