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  1. #1
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    Sep 2007
    Western NY

    Default (there will be) no visible means of support

    I have a BIG problem. I'm remodeling my kitchen and I have a range hood to install over a peninsula.
    Wouldn't you know, the center of the 6" duct is right in the middle of a floor joist. I've attached a couple of photos to illustrate my problem I have just tacked the mounting plate to the floor joist in these photos to indicate the position it will be in.
    I've marked the approximate amount of joist I'll have to remove to allow the connection to the duct.
    These joists are 2X10s and the area to be potentially removed is approx 17" long by 6" high.
    The obvious answer is to change the layout and move everything so this isn't a problem. Unfortunately that's not possible.
    So, my question to you esteemed readers is: How can I properly support the floor above and still relieve this floor joist enough to allow room for the duct?
    The house is a Cape Cod built in 1950.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Chicago, IL

    Default Re: (there will be) no visible means of support

    The simplest answer is to add 2 new floor joists 8 inches on each side of the one that you want to cut into, thus taking all of the load off of this one.


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