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How should one splice a joist that has been notched out by

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How should one splice a joist that has been notched out by %50? The notch is there due to old plumbing being hacked into place, the notch is not longer than 8 inches and is near the load point of the joist. The joist are 2x12 x 20'.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

Hello. I can help. Can I get back to you in a couple hours.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Of course.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

Where along the length is the notch?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
at the end, two feet from where the joist is slotted (pocket) into the brick wall.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The notch is from the top, 8 inches long and 5 inches deep, leaving 5 1/2 inches of joist.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Oh yeah and the joist are 12" o.c.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

I would sister it with a 2x12x4'-8". From the face of wall to 2' past the end of the notch.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Does this need to be bolted?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

I would use 16d nails at 4" o.c. top and bottom

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

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