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fixing an old bathroom

Posted by kevin on January 15th, 2001 06:20 PM
In reply to fixing 1 X 8 subfloor by aimee on January 15th, 2001 04:10 PM [Go to top of thread]

The 80 year-old house I'm restoring has a gorgeous
tiled bathroom which apparently had a major leak
for many years. Under the tiling is the cement
which was used for the subfloor. The joists are
all in fine shape, but have sagged in the middle
due to water and/or weight. I would love to save
bathroom floor tiling, which is classic 1920's
style black and white. Under the bathroom is the
diningroom. My two questions are these:
1) If I SLOWLY jack up the joists, will the
cement subfloor likely fall apart, and
2) The bathroom is 14 1/2 feet by 6 feet.
It is supported by 2x8 full length beams
running lengthwise. After I level the
floor, I want to use glue lams for joists
so I won't have to use posts to support the
weight in the living room. Will this work, and
how would I best secure them to the frame?

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