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Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:44 pm
by ss002d6252
I'm currently looking at extending the loft hatch and want to know if this is feasible. Any help appreciated.

Currently:
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If I was to use 2 x 5" by 1" side by side instead of 5"x2" would this work for the frame ?. If not I can get 5" x 2" but it's not as easy to get.

Hoped for:
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Re: Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:38 pm
by tileclipproman
you can use 4x2 or 6x2 + joist hangers

Re: Looking at Extending Loft Hatch are Plans Feasible

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:36 am
by ss002d6252
Thanks.

tileclipproman wrote:you can use 4x2 or 6x2 + joist hangers


Does that that the particular joist I need to cut goes directly under the middle of the upright post make a difference ?

Pictures of the attic are here - is-cutting-joists-to-extend-loft-hatch-extension-feasible-t40468.html#p101841