joist

[ US /ˈdʒɔɪst/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈɔ‍ɪst/ ]
NOUN
  1. beam used to support floors or roofs
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How To Use joist In A Sentence

  • Attach a block to each of the exposed joists where the joist meets the deck board using four 3-in. #8 exterior screws.
  • 2 A joist is a support beam used in both floor and roof systems to support the decking material usually plywood over which the finished floor or roof is laid. Managing New Product and Process Development
  • The existing ceiling joists must also be fire-protected with an overlay of glass fibre insulation, and new joists installed.
  • The framework or armadura, is made from lightweight wood and cane, joisted by wire here and there, looking quite haphazard really, until it catches. Artsit in fireworks - José Zuñiga, castillero
  • Often, reflective insulation materials have flanges that are to be stapled to joists in attics or floors, or to wall studs.
  • Before you install the ledger you will need to decide whether to hang the joists from the ledger or rest them on top.
  • If your attic has metal joists, you may want to place rigid foam insulation between the joists and the ceiling drywall.
  • Batts are made to fit between the studs in your walls or between the joists of your ceilings or floors.
  • The room had roughly plastered walls and a low ceiling supported on enormous joists trimmed out of whole trees.
  • To do this you need to make marks, called layout marks, on the ledger and girder that show where each joist will be located.
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