Demolition, Family, Heavy lifting

I finally know what a “joist” is.

I’ll be honest with you…my “home improvement vocabulary” is limited. I know what a hammer, saw and drywall are…but outside of the most basic tools, I’m pretty clueless.

That is extremely frustrating for my husband who will say “Grab me that socket wrench.” And I kinda stare at the toolbox for a few minutes and then he says “Grab the silver thingy with the tube thing on the end.”

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Finally…a language I can understand.

In spite of the language barrier, I’m going to explain how we did our ceiling joist work. First, we had to attach support LVL beams to 2 current joists.

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My dad helped wedge it into a knotch in the brick wall.

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A header beam was added for support since we cut the ceiling open and away from the wall.

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We used joist hangers to make the beams flush.

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Flush…that’s another word…I thought it was only used in poker.

Maybe this is how Mark feels when I try to talk to him about moisturizing creams, cleansers and shellac nails. 🙂

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