Just a little background in why I’m asking, I am in the process of building my home, I have all my permits and getting my inspections done. Don’t laugh at me, I’m here for knowledge and guidance.
I have been looking in IBC and on how to secure the floor joist to the supporting beam or girder beneath, it says to toenail it in place with a minimum of 3 3 in 0.131 nails…. I really thought there would be more to it than that.
|21. Joist to sill, top plate, or girder||3-8d common (21/2” × 0.131″); or floor
3-10d box (3″ × 0.128″); or
3-3″ × 0.131″ nails; or
3-3″ 14 gage staples, 7/16” crown
also, what is the best way to shim up a girder to the floor joist if there is room beneath. Should I use a full board, I think 5/8 deck board would fit beneath. Picture below for reference.