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Hi,

I am having my bathroom remodeled (I am not doing it myself). It's already
been gutted down to the studs. I was very happy to see that almost all of
the wood behind the tub and tile is totally fine. However, there is a small
bit of rot in one corner where a stud meets joist. The bottom of the joist
is slightly rotten due to an old bathroom leak that was fixed many years
ago. That area has definitely been dry for years. The area is about two or
three inches wide. I jammed a screw driver in there and it seems that the
rest of the wood in that area is very solid. If I had to guess, I'd say 75%
of the wood in that two inch section is solid with no discoloring from
water, etc. I will point this area out to the contractor, but is this
something that will have to be replaced? The stud seems totally fine, it's
just the joist part on the bottom. Would a sister joist be appropriate in a
situation like this, or can some sort of epoxy be used to reinforce the
area?

Thanks!!

Rick



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Hi,

I am having my bathroom remodeled (I am not doing it myself). It's
already been gutted down to the studs. I was very happy to see that
almost all of the wood behind the tub and tile is totally fine. However,
there is a small bit of rot in one corner where a stud meets joist. The
bottom of the joist is slightly rotten due to an old bathroom leak that
was fixed many years ago. That area has definitely been dry for years.
The area is about two or three inches wide. I jammed a screw driver in
there and it seems that the rest of the wood in that area is very solid.
If I had to guess, I'd say 75% of the wood in that two inch section is
solid with no discoloring from water, etc. I will point this area out to
the contractor, but is this something that will have to be replaced? The
stud seems totally fine, it's just the joist part on the bottom. Would a
sister joist be appropriate in a situation like this, or can some sort of
epoxy be used to reinforce the area?

Thanks!!

Rick


Sounds like a non issue. If the contractor deems necessary, he'll sister a
2X to it





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Hi,

The stud seems totally fine, it's just the joist part on the bottom.
Would a sister joist be appropriate in a situation like this, or can some
sort of epoxy be used to reinforce the area?


I'd cut out the rotted section and sister a portion. Should not be a big
deal at all.


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Thanks guys. As a novice in these sorts of things (first time homeowner), I
was worried that this may be a major repair.

Rick



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Hi,


*The stud seems totally fine, it's just the joist part on the bottom.
Would a sister joist be appropriate in a situation like this, or can some
sort of epoxy be used to reinforce the area?


I'd cut out the rotted section and sister a portion. *Should not be a big
deal at all.


To add a bit he if you have dry rot it can spread, so your
contractor may want to stop that by applying a liberal dose of
Cuprinol or similar material to the critical areas. If you can't find
Cuprinol, there may be treatments at boat shops that work well too.
The sistering pieces probably should be treated wood as well. HTH

joe
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