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Unread 01-23-2019, 09:31 AM   #50
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I wouldn't think that there's be any adverse effects to the nails holding the sub floor boards to the joists by closing the gaps in the joists. Unless the gaps are huge I think closing them will only pull the nails sideways in their holes in the sub floor boards, and you're gonna want to screw those boards down anyway after the joist work is finished.

Seems to me the larger the gap between joists the more you rely on the diameter of the fastener to resist bending. May not matter though, if the fastener cannot draw the pair together at the top, and because of the joist depth finding a clamp with a deep enough throat will be tough, you may just have call it good enough.
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