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Just installed an attic ladder in 90 year old house. Plan is to use attic for storage not for living. Currently the joists are 2x4Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s ( real 2x4Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s not 1 Ã‚Â½ x 3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s). What should I do to reinforce them? I was thinking of taking 2x4Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s and screwing them , on their sides , to the old joists and covering with Ã‚Â½ plywood or OSB.
Any problems with that plan?
Spans are not huge, nothing bigger than ten feet unsupported, I think.