I've got a load bearing partition running perpendicular to the floor
joists. The joists, FWIW, are 12" o.c. 2x12.
The partition is located at approx. mid span of the floor joists which
span approx. 12'-6". Is there any special framing needed in this
instance or is the load spread sufficiently over the system? I'm
worried about eventual deflection in the joists. This partition is
holding up the half the great room ceiling and half the master bedroom
In a previous post firstname.lastname@example.org wrote...
Too hard to tell from a distance, but the 2x12 @12 on only a 12'-6" span
gives a clue that somebody thought about the issue. You could contact a
local engineer and have that person evaluate the situation if you are
really concerned about it.
Bob Morrison, PE, SE
R L Morrison Engineering Co
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