Since a clawfoot tub will eventually be installed, I thought it’d be best to strengthen up the floor joists. After meeting with a structural engineer on another subject, it wasn’t that this was needed to keep the tub from crashing through to the basement, but more to minimize deflection to avoid puddling of water at certain areas. Since I had little to no access due to wiring and plumbing from below, I had to cut out from above to make this joist doubling happen.
Of course, when you remove the floor, you’re only asking for trouble.
Labels: Bath Remodel