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Old 11-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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When to replace rotted stud vs. epoxy

Hi, Due to 2nd floor bathroom flood (problem was resolved) I removed drywal ceiling below bathroom. Upon inspection I saw rot in 4" x 4" flooring under corner of bathtub probably due to water dripping from bathtub corner edge. I dremel the rot away but then ran into 2nd floor wall stud (horizontal) next to rotted floor. Looks like the horizontal stud is rotted 6" and discolored another 6 " on either side. Top side of horizontal stud looks good as well as veritical studs standing on top of the rotted horizontal stud.

The other corner had a problem 3 years ago when I remodel and I replaced floor and expoxy stud. I probably should have replaced stud

Bathroom floor (tile / cement board) and under tub looks good except the corners.

I could open non bathroom side of the wall to look at it more detail.

When do you expoy vs. rip and replace stud?

I can send pictures later tonight.



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My opinion is to replace any rot w/ fresh boards if at all possible. Gluing marginal material is, I think, asking for failure at some later time. By "horizontal studs" do you mean floor joists? Pics would be great.


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Old 11-08-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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Rot should be replaced whenever possible. I don't think epoxy would add any strength, so if its rotten enough to need epoxy, it probably bad enough to need replaced
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Studs are $2.60 each---Epoxy about $20.00 No question about what I'd do.
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Studs are $2.60 each---Epoxy about $20.00 No question about what I'd do.
Studs are wood
Epoxy is Bondo.........
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