Originally Posted By: rmoore
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1969 home with 2 x 5 tongue and groove subfloor spanned about 5' over 4x10 transverse beams (no joists). Repairs made to bathroom (reason unknown) with plain 2 x 4 lumber. To "make up" for the lack of the interlocking T&G they attempted to toe nail the boards. Didn't work. Tiled floor at tub flexing about 1/4" below caulk line and the tiles cracked. I'm not sure exactly how repairs should be made to this type of structure...but this wasn't it.
Owner was a plumber, and I'll admit I've never seen such neat, and overdone, plumbing. Every riser in the crawl had it's own ball-valve shut-off (in addition to the under cabinet shut-offs). Isolation valves everywhere. All piping supported by channel-iron you could hang a bus from. Pity he knew nothing about structure or roofing (another story).
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