did I ruined a support Joist?

skydriver12April 1, 2013

I had a contractor come to install a wire in my house from 1st floor to basement's power box. he drilled a hole that edged the side of the joist next to the floor wall. It is a townhouse(with houses on both sides to my). Is the wall in danger of collapse? the drilled hole is about 1 inch or so and the joist is a 9 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch. What should I do?

Skydriver

This post was edited by skydriver12 on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 15:12

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homebound

Nah, that one hole is not going to affect anything.

What's up with the post & screws? Did you install that for more joist support?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:36PM
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kudzu9

And regarding that post and screws, those look like drywall screws which are too brittle to be used for any kind of structural purpose.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 2:36AM
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skydriver12

Thanks for your helpful replies. The wood under the joist is about
8 inches and serves no support purposes, its just put there awhile back.
Skydriver12

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:39AM
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skydriver12

Thanks for your helpful replies. The wood under the joist is about
8 inches and serves no support purposes, its just put there awhile back.
Skydriver12

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:40AM
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