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Rim board needs to be replaced that supported a ledger board. Behind the rim board is an I-Joist that runs parallel. The rim board is attached to it. The I joist is in good condition. the I-joist/rim board is under a 2 x 6 wall.

Wanting to know if can remove the rimboard with out causing damage to the house. It appears that all the weight is on the I-joist. The rim board is brittle and is show no bowing due to weight on it.

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Short answer is Yes. BUT ... it may be a lot of work and depends on many factors such as how long is the damaged area, how accessable is it, is the ledger connected only to the rim or does it also contact the joists? More questions also include what was the cause of the damage and has this been corrected? If not, find the source of the damage and work from there. It may be a big project. Good luck.
 

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Got a picture?
I'd bet there's some repairs on the outside of the house that will need to be done now.
This is one of the main reasons I always try and build any deck free standing, not attached to the house.
 

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thanks for the responces. I was able to remove the rim board and replace 24 feet of it. The I joist held up fine and and the replacement board fell into place fine as well.

The was water and I am in the process of correcting the issue.
 
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