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Moving joist in bathroom floor rubbing on cables?

Postby alewater » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:31 pm

I’ve changed the light fitting below my bathroom, the cables weren’t long enough so I lifted a floorboard and done what I needed to do.

A while back we skimmed the hallway ceiling and I remember the plastered finding a rusty screw that poked through each time someone visited the bathroom so I thought I’d have a look around.

What I’ve found is that one of the joists moves when you walk into the bathroom and it’s rubbing on some cables as well.

https://youtu.be/fHHQJS2oJXM

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:14 pm

Hi alewater
It looks like the joist should be resting on the flange of an angle beam. Fit a packing piece under the end of the joist, if this stops the movement glue it in place
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Postby alewater » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:26 pm

Awesome, thank you, I'll let you know how I get on.
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Postby alewater » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:25 pm

Your suggestion worked a treat. I used two L brackets I had in the shed, the first one slid under pretty easily, the second one needed a few wacks with the hammer which made it nice and secure.

After this I sprayed a little expanding foam adhesive around it.

Thanks again.
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