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Knowledges You Are Supposed to Know About Joist Hanger

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Knowledges You Are Supposed to Know About Joist Hanger

Joist hanger is a very common type of wood connector which can be attached without cutting or drilling holes in walls or wood elements. The joist hanger also prevents the ends of the wood from swelling or rotting by dampness. Joist hanger has become an economical, fast and effective joist mounting fitting. In order to adapt to the most common size of wood, many different sizes of joist hanger have been developed. Since the joist hanger can connect adjacent timbers very quickly, it saves a lot of time in laying floors, ceilings and roofs, making building very simple.The joist hanger can provide strong support for beams and rafters, resist downward force and make the structure more stable. Generally, the joist hanger adopts the surface treatment process of electro galvanization, which has good corrosion resistance and can be used in outdoor environment. The joist hanger can be fixed with screws or nails if necessary.


There are some considerations when installing the joist hanger. You need to choose the right size, nails and tools, and make sure all the fasteners are tightened well. The flanges on either side of the joist hanger usually have many holes, which are used to fasten the sorting plate or joist to the middle of the bracket.Therefore, the appropriate size of the joist hanger must be selected. Even if the joist hanger is small in size, it should be of this size if it fits the thickness of the joist. In this way, the possibility of the joist turning can be minimized.


The hanger can be fixed with nails before or after the joists are fixed. The spacing between each joist should be 400mm, so measurements should be made and marked throughout the area. While fixing the joists, make sure they are at proper distance from the top. It is used for marking waste wood. Sometimes joists are slightly smaller than average size, so it's best to make a template out of scrap wood beforehand. Also, it's important to choose the right nail.


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