Hey Cincinnati! We are glad you’re back to join us again! So we are here today with another example of what NOT to do! Creating a notch in the bottom or “tension” side of a joist is just a bad idea, especially mid span. We have seen this numerous times (typically in older homes) where remodeling has taken place over the years. The best practice is to drill a joist center mass to preserve strength across the span. Tomorrow we will see if I’m technologically advanced enough to post the approved chart from the Hamilton County Code. Wish me luck!