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did I ruined a support Joist?

Posted by skydriver12 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 15:11

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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RE: did I ruined a support Joist?

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?


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RE: did I ruined a support Joist?

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


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RE: did I ruined a support Joist?

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


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RE: did I ruined a support Joist?

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


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