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Posted on Any framers out there - need to cut a ceiling joist

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Ted

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 01:15 AM

I would cut a larger square opening then run a 2×6 braces to the other joists to support the cut joist. It will require patching the drywall, which means repainting at least that area, if you have the same paint.

Strengthening the other joists is not the issue, as you’re not adding any weight to them. It’s the one you cut that you need to keep from sagging. Running braces to the uncut joists so the drywall isn’t supporting the cut joist. I’m better with pictures than with words… I’ll be right back….

I’m back.. header joists is the term I was looking for. This is the proper way to do it.

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