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joegrech 04-03-2005 09:21 AM

Repairin rotten joists
please could anyone advice the best method for repairs to the ends of joists wich have rotted without replaceing the whole joist?
many thanks joe

MgMopar 04-03-2005 12:57 PM

Hi Joe

The quickest easiest way I can think of, would to be sister the old joist with a new one. Ideally the new one should be the length of the span but 3/4 of the span should be solid. Just don't splice in at the end. It needs to be fastened together for a substantial length for strength. Fasten the two together with many steel screws Decking type (not drywall as they can be brittle) about 2 or 3 about liner foot and a construction adhesive would also help.

joegrech 04-06-2005 08:37 PM

Thanks for the advice, i will try that much appriecated best wishes joe.

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