Log Cabin: Making the Floor Joists The joists will be set on top of the sleeper logs with mortise and tenon joints. A total 90 logs approximately 10 feet in length will be flattened on top and notched for the floor joists. Once these are completed the plywood subfloor will be attached to the joists. Note: Sorry about the camera noise, my cameraman is learning :-)
termite damaged joist 0001 Termite Damage to a floor joist in Northern NJ residence. The majority of the homes sill plate was also eaten along with numerous other joists. This beam appeared to be solid at first glance but probing revealed the internal damage.
Calculating Joists & Rafters Using Joist Tool in PlanSwift How to use the Joist Tool in the PlanSwift software to lay out and calculate joists, floor trusses, TGI beams, rafters etc. for your construction takeoff. Full resolution video available at /swifttube
Inspecting Insulation for Energy Efficient Homes : All Band Joists for Home Insulation Tips on home insulation around band joists inmaking sure your home is insulated and energy efficient in this free home improvement video. Expert: Joshua Lindsey Bio: He has been in construction for eight years and was introduced to building science three years ago. Filmmaker: Mark Sullivan
Uponor Joist Trak Installation Tip: Avoiding Off Sets Wes Sisco of Uponor advises on how to install Joist Trak radiant floor heating.
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How to seal a rim joist with GREAT STUFF™ Unwanted airflow around rim joists can do a number on your energy bills. Learn how to seal them up tight with GREAT STUFF™. For more, visit
Floor Joist Block Tips - House Framing and Building Advice If you're working in the construction business as a contractor, tarp and there were even a common construction laborer, it wouldn't be a bad idea to watch this video and learn more about house framing and home building. I've been asked this question often, should I use a solid rim joist or block I floor joist. A solid rim joist is easier to install, but doesn't provide you with enough support to prevent your floor joist from twisting. I hope these videos are helpful and if they are, I would appreciate any positive comments that you might have about them.
Preparing Deck Framing - Blocking Between Joists You need a strong deck before you try to install your posts with the Titan Post Anchor because its only as strong as the weakest link. Preparing deck framing is an important part of the overall installation process. Here is how you install blocking between joists to make for a really sturdy connection. Learn about deck building, how to design and build decks to make your backyard look great. www.ideas-for-deck-
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Improperly notching TJI Joists You need to see this video if your home has been constructed with manufactured joists so that you don't do anything to compromise structural integrity of those supports
Steel Bar Joist www.joist2 Draw Steel Bar Joists in Plan, Section, Elevation or 3D using Imperial or scale to Metric. Creates Steel Joist K, VS, LH and DLH-Series Joist Girders. Steel bar joists are created in section views as an AutoCAD block to keep file size to a minimum. Creates all steel bar joists details parametrically from external data files. Draw partial or complete joist for wall/building sections.
Quincy Joist Company Video This is a video shot on site at Quincy Joist Company in Quincy Florida. It show the manufacturing of open web steel joists and girders!
Open Joist Open Web Floor Truss http Speed of installation and superior strength have made OPEN JOIST® a preferred choice for building designs that require longer joist spans or wider joist spacing and reduced framing costs. Open Joist features an open-web design for fast and easy installation of mechanical systems. Open Joist is a versatile, open-web alternative to I-joists, dimension lumber and fixed-length, metal-plated trusses.
Joist Jaw The Grabber Joist Jaw is the perfect accessory for the Professional Wood Framer. Like a second pair of hands, the Joist Jaw holds up the rafters and joists, eliminating the need for two people. The Joist Jaw automatically levels the crossmember with the rimjoist or ledger giving the framer a "hands free" position while installing the joist hanger or other connectors. With just a couple of twists, the Joist Jaw clamps down on its target from the top or the bottom and holds your lumber tight! This tool increases the accuracy and production of a 2 man framing crew whether they're building a deck, a roof or a floor, saving time and money. The joist jaw is reusable and made of zinc plated durable steel. Package comes complete with 2 Joist Jaws per package. For all 2x wood framing or less.
Open Web Steel Joists - Part 2 Learn more about Open Web Steel Joists for structural engineers and architects. This video was developed by the Steel Joist Institute.
International Beams I Joists PRI-400 Rating What is a PRI-400 rated I-joist? What does that mean, and does IB have PRI-400 rated i-joists? PRI-400 is a wood I-joist rating system created by APA - The American Plywood Association. The purpose for the creation of this rating system was to provide a baseline minimum for evaluating I-joists from various I-joist manufacturers.
Floor Joists and 3-Ply 2x12 Girders - Cross Bridging This is a video of my floor system on a crawl space with 3 Ply 2x12 girders and 2x10 floor joists. All #1 premium pine and hung with Simpson Strong Tie Joist Hangers for 2x10's. See the video of my floor system, subscribe to my channel and get updates on my owner builder project. Thanks for checking it out.
Floor Joist with Wood Rot in a Water Damaged Bathroom It's hard to imagine that less than two years ago this bathroom was completely remodeled and the homeowners paid a premium price to have it done. They sold the home and then we were hired to work for them and might not have ever found this problem, but we were removing the exterior stucco and installing new siding. Once we removed the stucco we noticed that the bathroom was suffering from wood rot, mold and water damage. This damaged wood floor joist needed to be replaced.
Discover a surprise about a joist support This beam looked like it was below the floor joists because it is below the 1st floor ceiling, but upon opening the 2nd floor, it's discovered the beam is within the floor joists.
Radiant Floor Heat Tubing Installation in Floor Joists How to install radiant floor tubing in floor joists. Brought to you by the folks at
Open Web Steel Joists - Part 1 Learn more about Open Web Steel Joists for structural engineers and architects. This video was developed by the Steel Joist Institute.
Home Inspector Atlanta GA Reveals Deck Floor Joists Need Supported weinspect4 Home Inspector Atlanta GA reveals that all of the floor joists for the deck need to be supported with a ledger strip or with joist hangers. Ifyou want a home inspector that's so thorough you won't get stuck buying the "Money Pit," then you need Southern Home Inspection Services working for you. Over the last 13years we've protected more than 29779 home buyers, just like you, from getting stuck with 'unexpected post closing expenses!' We'll print your inspection report right on site and include color photographs of the issues we've uncovered. So don't wait, schedule you inspection today and get the Peace of Mind you deserve when buying your next home! Southern Home Inspection Services 770-645-2132 http You'll get $1000.00 in Customer Rewards Bucks (free) when Southern Home Inspection Services completes your home inspection! Be sure to ask for your $1000.00!
Estwing Hammertooth Joist Claw Hammer The Estwing Hammertooth is a Joist Claw Hammer. It has a tooth on the shaft allowing the user to hold and adjust joists while nailing.
Azek Rim Joist Covers for the south side of the deck. Look at how to proceed with the Azek covers for the rim joists.
Tekla Open API: Creating Truss/Joist Parts Part 6 This video demonstrates how to join all of the individual truss/joist parts together to behave like one single part using the Part Add functionality through the API. This is more practical for trade cooridation purposes in the model especially when exporting the Truss/Joist parts to Design BIM applications such as ArchiCAD or Revit. Also this video covers how to set User Defined Attribute information to the truss object which can be exported in IFC coordination models.
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What is Floor Joist Bridging? Mike installs galvanized steel briding in between the floor joists on this bedroom addition project in Rocky Hill CT. Visit for more home addition videos and information. ____from this old house Bridging—those little X-shaped pieces of wood between the joists that everyone thinks are there to keep the joists from tipping over—is really there to distribute across the joist system the load put on the floor. Every 9-foot 1-inch span or greater should have wood or metal bridging, and it has to fit nice and tight. When using conventional lumber, wood bridges can be installed right away; with the metal, we nail the top to the joists but wait until we're ready to install the finished ceiling before nailing the bottoms. This way, the joists get to dry out first, because if the joists shrink, the metal bridging will loosen. This is not a consideration, by the way, when using engineered I-joists. They can be bridged immediately.
Floor Framing Bathroom Water Damage - Unbelievable Floor Joist Damage If you're planning on watching a video on home repairs or even wood rot, make sure that you watch this video to learn more about the cause and how you can prevent it from happening to your house. I don't know how many times people tell me that I'm too expensive and end up hiring another contractor who might not have as much experience as I do in the building industry. Problems like floor framing bathroom water damage are usually caused by inexperienced construction workers and we can't forget the water damage problems that usually occur from inferior building products.
Home Energy Ed - insulating basement rim joist Home Energy Ed provides pointers on insulating the rim joists in your basement to keep the floors above the basement warm. Video courtesy of Home Repair Services
Framing - Floor Joists and Walls Department of the Navy NTIS AVA06589-VNB1 NTIS Price: $121.00 Your Price: $0.00 Illustrates procedures for constructing walls, floors, doors,and windows of a two-story building.
Silly Dog - Walks on Joists... Dog walks on a platform of joists
Home Inspector Atlanta Reveals Improper Floor Joist Support weinspect4 Home Inspector Atlanta reveals that all floor joists need to be supported properly in order to carry the designed weight of the area. Ifyou want a home inspector that's so thorough you won't get stuck buying the "Money Pit," then you need Southern Home Inspection Services working for you. Over the last 13 years we've protected more than 29779 home buyers, just like you, from getting stuck with 'unexpected post closing expenses!' We'll print your inspection report right on site and include color photographs of the issues we've uncovered. So don't wait, schedule you inspection today and get the Peace of Mind you deserve when buying your next home! Southern Home Inspection Services 770-645-2132 http You'll get $1000.00 in Customer Rewards Bucks (free) when Southern Home Inspection Services completes your home inspection! Be sure to ask for your $1000.00!
Pole Dance Joist Reinforcement Tease: Man with Tool What's going on in Poledancefan's Basement? Just some pesky joists and floorboards that need reinforcing? Or a necessary pre-cursor to the erection* of some new hardware? Oak boards are extremely strong. They are also very expensive (six dollars for a three foot piece--12 for both). I nailed a board along the side of each floor support to add strength. The idea is to reinforce the existing boards against twisting and shearing forces caused by a 190 pound weight. Or a piece of metal scaffolding or cylindrical conduit or pipe. My son adamantly refuses to be in any video I put on You-Tube (well, can you blame him?) But his wonderful piano playing got caught by accident on the soundtrack--very muffled, coming through the floor. He was practicing hymns (he also plays church organ). There is a room in everyone's house that is filled with crap. Anytime you need to get rid of something, but don't want to throw it away, down it goes to the junkroom in the basement. This is that room in our house. Did you know we have two entire dining room table sets down there, board games from the 1950's, a punching bag, and hundreds of old Physics, Chemistry, and Biology textbooks. Does anybody keep a fat wardrobe--ie, old clothes from before your diet? I found an old pair of my dress pants with a 38" waist. Now that's scary! Certainly there must be a better use for this space (No, POLEGEMS, not a dungeon!!--LOL). Make a suggestion Film your own junkroom if it has amazing contents and post a ...
Top Plate Floor Joist Connectors - House Framing Ideas www.501 One of the biggest problems in the construction, framing and home building industry are the new products and ways to install them. Most of these products have never been tested enough to make sure that they actually work under every type of circumstance. I believe this will be another one of those problems in the future. Attaching structural hardware to manufacture a truss joists liked these, it could have problems in the future. Watch this video to see exactly what I'm talking about.
International Beams I Joists and Local Building Codes How do I know that International Beams I-Joists will be accepted by my local building code official?
Cutting Floor Joists to Length Framer Jim Anderson demonstrates solid techniques for cutting floor joists to length quickly and accurately.
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Hanging Additional Ceiling Joist Lesson on how to hang needed ceiling joist.
extra reinforcing on ceiling joists I have joists that span 2 ft on center, and I don't like sagging ceilings so I added a strip of plywood. I have fixed lots of old houses like that