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Hi Folks, I had prior work done to my kitchen approx 10yrs ago. The contractor cut out part of one of the floor joists to support a half wall we have in dinning room. I am now selling my home and the home inspector flagged it. Adding a sister joist to support is recommended. I'll probably trim off 1/8" or 1/4" to get it in there as it's simply to tight, not enough room and leverage to pound it in place. My question is what kind of screws or nails should I use? and how long? Joist is a 2x8x12. I want to do it as proper as possible without going nuts so there are no questions on the repair. Thanks in advance!