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Old 05-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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I am wondering if it is reasonable to cut off the rotting portion of the beam and use one of those repair brace to connect a new beam. Here are some pics.

The rest of the structure appears to be in great shape and doesn't appear to be suffering at all from the one ratty beam but I'd like to stay ahead of the game in case it degrades more. Sorry about the glare

Edit the previous owner appears to have braced it at one point with another board but the rotting has extended past it.
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I wouldn't try and put a bandaid on that. I would find the source of water intrusion that is causing the rot and make a plan to fix that problem, likely the roof isn't flashed correctly with a drip edge that has a kickout to divert water away from the joist. Then I would support the roof load with a temporary wall underneath the next nearest joist. Then I would remove the whole joist and install another full length joist.

Putting a bandaid on a rotting joist is just asking for failure and more problems down the road. Especially, without figuring out the cause of water intrusion.

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Picture of the outside wall would be a big help.
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Picture of the outside wall would be a big help.
There is no wall it's an open patio unless you mean the wall of the house, which is stucco and the rot is at least 6ft away from and Sorry I'm not really versed in proper terms for things but the structure was probably built in 1959 along with the house or shortly after. I don't think there is any sort of flashing or anything for run off other than the tar paper or whatever the black covering is and it curled up a little which is my guess for source of the rot as other open side isn't curled and is in great shape

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So do those photos help any? With it being the very end piece is it really necessary to build a temporary wall where there already is none to support it? Also while cosmetically I see that obviously a new board is ideal, how would using a metal brace not be adequate and eliminating the rot (and then some to be safe) as well as the source of water.

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