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Old 08-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Is this damage to joist significant?


Hi there,

I recently used my Sawzall to remove a top plate and nails in order to be able to fasten a Simpson joist hanger, reinforcing/attaching a single 2x10 to a sistered 2x10. Unfortunately, I appear to have cut into the sistered joist somewhat. The cut is 3/16inch at its deepest where arrow points (there is not reduction in width at the bottom of the joist, so the cut went in at an angle), and although I suspect it probably has not weakened it too much, I would be interested in getting some input from folks who might know if this is something I need to somehow repair (whether for safety or simply based on code), or if I can just leave it. If repairs are needed, what options do I have? As is seen from the photos, it's not easy to sister in another joist. Are there other options, e.g. reinforcing with metal plates?

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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That is a minor defect, have another beer and relax, along with Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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That is a minor defect, have another beer and relax, along with Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Thanks for your feedback, and I will use your guidance as an excuse to have a beer ;-)
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