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Re: Strengthening Ceiling Joists

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I have strengthened and stiffened joists by screwing and gluing 2x6's to the underside of the joists, making an inverted T. This was done where headroom was available in a basement with a hung ceiling, thereby obviating any need to relocate ducts, pipes and wiring. The result was very effective.
James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC
Pennington, NJ