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Posted by Tim on October 19th, 2002 10:31 AM
In reply to Bouncy floor - Plywood under to stiffen? by Bill Drury on October 18th, 2002 08:32 PM [Go to top of thread]

I built a house 7 years ago that has the identical span, and 12"OC. I don't like the feel of it to much either, but I don't know about this plywood idea. It would seem to add weight, and not support the joists in the direction they need it. Even 3/4 " plywood flexes. Blocking seems like a better plan, 2X10 10 1/2" pieces screwed to the joists and to the subfloor. Do your B'ment plans call for any partition walls under your F/room? Perpendicular to the joists, a wall would do the trick.

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