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Offline scottbama

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Lobo's Den (East Alabama)
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:38:38 PM »
Ok gang! Finally, I started on my little 24x24 (not completely square) home. This project will move along as there is money available for materials. Question to be safe - my floor joists are 12' span, 12" OC, should I put bracing at 4' and 8' in between the joists or is that overkill/underkill? There will be tons of questions since I do not know a thing about building a home.

Also, how do I post images here?

Offline duncanshannon

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Re: Lobo's Den (East Alabama)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 09:05:32 PM »
 w*[cool], and good luck!
Home: Minneapolis, MN area.  Land: (no cabin yet) Spooner, WI area.  Plan: 20x34 1 1/2 Story. Experience Level: n00b. 
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Re: Lobo's Den (East Alabama)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 08:49:00 PM »
oh, and to your photos question... see here:

http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=1075.0
Home: Minneapolis, MN area.  Land: (no cabin yet) Spooner, WI area.  Plan: 20x34 1 1/2 Story. Experience Level: n00b. 
Build Thread: http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=10784.0

Offline Don_P

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Re: Lobo's Den (East Alabama)
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 04:41:02 AM »
Hi Scott,
Blocking or bridging are not required until the joists are deeper than 2x12 as long as the ends are nailed to the rim and there is a floor nailed to the tops of the joists. A study in the 70's showed that they actually do not improve the strength of the floor in most situations. Before I quit doing this my main source of callbacks was squeeks caused by the bridging. 12" oc is tight spacing, is there an unusual floor load?