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Thread: Sagging ceiling

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Default Sagging ceiling

    We recently bought an older home (built in 1911) and like any home this old it needed some TLC. We updated some light fixtures in the bedrooms and in the process we noticed in the largest bedroom that the ceiling is sagging in the middle. A look in the attic reveals the joists are 2" by 6" beams spanning a distance of 16 feet. I would think a span of 16 feet for a 2 x 6 would be quite a stretch. The ceiling and walls are plaster and lathe, what would be the best way to approach this issue?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Sagging ceiling

    Place a plank and beam against the ceiling and slowly jack until level. Sister the joists with " steel plate drilled and nailed every 16" top and bottom.

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