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One way to bring the joists in is to build a normal two-story wall (with a
2x4 or whatever plate at the joist bearing elevation), then put the joists
in at some multiple of the stud spacing (here in the States, I would use 32
inches or 48 inches).  Put the joists between the second-story studs, then
put a separate stud under each joist.  Thus, every second or third stud
space in the first story will have an extra stud in the middle of it.  It
might take a few extra studs, but it's simple, with a nice clear load path
and no bending/shear concerns.  It's probably worth a quick inspection trip
to make sure the sheathing gets screwed to the extra (joist bearing) stud,
to ensure its stability.


Michael Hemstad, P.E.
  phone: 651/292-4468
  fax: 651/292-0083
  e-mail: hemstad.ml(--nospam--at)tkda.com
Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson & Assoc., Inc
1500 Piper Jaffray Plaza
444 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2140


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