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Ive googled and didnt come up with much. I have a 4ft piece of wood cut from a 2x10, that fits well to correct a section of a joist to shim it level. Its 1/4 thick on one end and tapers to about 1/16th on the other end. If I glued and pre drilled holes for screws, would this hold up in a bathroom?
 

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It could work, but you may find better results in sistering the joist with a full size piece of lumber, screwing it in place to take up the gap.
 
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I can't sister it, there's a water line running alongside, thats why I am looking to do this. Just worried that the shim may crush over time.
 

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Use glue when you put it down. I would have just glued and nailed a 2x4 to the side of the joist but tapers are fine.
 

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A 2x10 isn't gonna crush over time. The sole plates on your walls are holding up your whole house; I don't think they got crushed.
 

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Yes, it will work.
 
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