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Old 01-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
Sonnie Layne
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I'd like to add a footnote to the sistering and/or the additional stringer/beam concept. They are both good options, but pull yourself a laser line or simple string line from end to end along those joists to make sure they're straight. Some adjustment may be necessary. We build our houses out of pine down here and it's not uncommon to find irregularities that can be corrected whilst beefing things up.

P.S. If ya gotta shim things up, use steel plating instead of cedar shims.
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