Homeowner wanted to know why his living room floor was so bouncy.. I pulled down a few tiles in the drop ceiling below and found this. I watched the 2x8 floor joists bow and pivot in their hangers when the 250lb homeowner bounced above. The joists are only spanning 9' between a microlam on one end and a 2x8 bolted to a steel I-beam shown in the picture.
Since I dont own the coveted board stretcher :w00t: so I can remove the 1/2" plywood scraps, anyone care to offer an opinion on securing these joists properly? Sister new full length? Opinions appreciated.
pop the tecos off, yank the plywood, cut back the joist and inch and a half, lag a 2x10 to the steel pack-out. re-teco the joists to your new ledger.:thumbsup: