I must admit i have limited knowledge of old construction. This home was from 1940 originally. However I suspect it has had sever additions as the house is 2600 sq ft and very rural on a farm. You really don’t see that size in that location often! I noticed the angle iron over what I think was an additon. Was this common way back when or was this a farmers crazy idea?
As someone who has been in metal work of all sorts for almost 20 years, I commend you for using the correct terminology for that metal. It’s called angle iron, not L angle haha. Kudos!
Crazy farmer. But looks secure to me.
Roy I agree it looks good, nice bolts. Its probably stronger than the properly corresponding straps.
IF you saw the rest of the house Crazy doesn’t even begin to cover the past owners.
Just trying to build my knowledge of past construction.
Very common to use what they had around and I’m with Roy, I looks pretty secure from N. MI.
Although not exactly sure what it is holding up? It looks pretty secure from Maine.
It looks like it is holding up ceiling joists to me, eh Scott?
Just was not sure if it would be holding up a live load along with the ceiling?
That’s the problem with only seeing part of the picture puzzle. To make a good call, you need to see more pieces. One thing that picture is not is 1940 construction.
I agree with Marcel, the lumber in that photo is not 1940. Newer construction on an older house. Typically I see rough sawed lumber that has aged to a dark brown color on a 1940 house.