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floor joist

Any joist or series of joists which supports a floor. See also: Joist
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floor joist

Any joist which carries a floor.
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The wood floor joist moisture content increases downward as the wood becomes progressively colder (Figure 4).
When one end of all floor joists is supported by a beam, the common design deflection limit of span/480 under live residential loading is inadequate in ensuring that the beam flexural rigidity provides a 'rigid' support.
Surveyors didn't bother to ask about the use of spliced floor joists, two-stud corners, single top plates, or other OVE tenets.
Two floor joist failure modes were considered: a strength limit state in which the maximum stress exceeds the allowable bending stress, and a serviceability limit state in which the maximum deflection exceeds the allowable (live load) deflection.
After getting the floor joist project done (it took my wife and I three days), we insulated the floor with 6" kraft-faced fiberglass insulation.
The first report evaluated properties of new and salvaged individual floor joists (2).
1 Before bolting the newel post to the floor joists, drill a pilot hole through the post and into the joist for the bolt to pass through.
If you're working alone, make yourself a support crutch (Photo 4) to hold the panels tight against the ceiling while you nail them into each floor joist with 2-1/2-in.
The better method is to run the wastes parallel to the floor joist, directly to the outside wall.