Bathroom Remodeling Part 7 [Framing openings in floor joists]

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Carpenter and builder Rob Robillard from offers advice on bathroom remodeling.

This video is part 7 of a several part video series being filmed as we remodel a bathroom. This episode deals with Framing openings in floor joists to accomodate plumbing, HVAC to other mechanicals.

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  1. A Concord Carpenter / ToolBoxBuzz
    May 23, 2013

    Reframing floor joists to accommodate tub drain

  2. Tristan Wilton
    May 23, 2013

    Nice work.

  3. bigvirg 273to70.3
    May 28, 2013

    well i learned something new thanx

  4. A Concord Carpenter / ToolBoxBuzz
    June 3, 2013

    thanks for the comment appreciate them!!

  5. YoYO Semite
    December 22, 2014

    3/4" plywood maybe 4 to 5 feet long, to strengthen floor joist? Why not use SIMPSON rigid steel straps top and bottom of the holes you weakened to provide drain pipes?

  6. RickyBobby BobbyRicky
    February 17, 2015

    Do you have a suggestion for a supporting a tub(on the bottom) that is already installed and the dry wall is up…I'm willing to cut the dry wall on both ends of the wall and try and put something under it…I'm looking for the issues that I need to think about once I start and any tips that would help(make it less frustrating)…the tub squeaks when I stand/shower and I know that eventually it will split/break…I want to try and prevent this.  Thanks.

  7. Gary Costanza
    September 2, 2015

    Why are you using screws and not nails? I'm doing a remodel and don't know what kind of screws you used and why.

    September 18, 2015

    can you cut more than 4-5 joist for this plumbers box? like a 4'x12" box??

  9. Monkeys Uncle
    January 5, 2016

    It would have been nice to show a minute or so of scabbing in, before, during, and after.

  10. Tom Tomer
    April 29, 2017

    Can you cut out part of a rim joist? 9"X14" in between the joists.

  11. J. B.J.
    January 15, 2018

    Fantastic video, and something every carpenter should know. Plumbers are idiots, they go in and hack to hell everything. You need to understand this so that you can properly transfer the load when the plumber drills a 5" hole in a 2 x 10 joist. #PlumbersAreIdiots

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