Bracing a ceiling

While Jeff was up to his business, Other crews were working on different aspects of the project. Ali and his helper were putting a box-beam above the family room ceiling. When the family room was originally added in 1963 or so, it was approved to use a 2" x 6" on an 18-foot span... kinda flimsy by modern standards. It resulted in a crack forming in the enter of the ceiling in the 1980s The beam that Ali put in makes it much stronger.

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