I am working on my foreclosure house, in the kitchen there are two studs (about 16" apart) that were rotten at the bottom for 4", the bottom plate is somewhat rotten as well, the sill underneath and subfloor were completely rotten. I replaced the sill with 2 pieces of PT 2 by 8, and sistered the bad joists with 2 by 8 and hung them to the new sill.
I plan to cut the rotten stud (about 4") and replace with new 2 by 4, and cut the bottom plate in section, and repalce once I put in new plywood subfloor. How do I reattach the exterial wall to the new stud? It has asbestos siding on it, then the sheathing and t-paper.