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Posted by Jason on December 22nd, 2002 05:52 PM
In reply to I feel the same way as LJ does, but by Moderator, Steve on December 22nd, 2002 05:24 PM [Go to top of thread]

Greetings Kevin, (and All)

Sistering will add strenth to the joist. I would add a piece of ripped, plywood between the 2 X 6 and the 2 X 10 and use an adheasive as well as screws.

If you plan on using the 2 x 10s, you need to make sure that it is properly supported. You are adding quite a bit of weight by doing this.

I don't know what your situation is so, I would recomend you talk with your local Building Inspector to find out what he/she will accept.

Good luck,

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