COMMUNITY FORUM

dhtroy

10:49AM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
5 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I purchased my current home 3 years ago, the house is all of 18 years old. During installation of a new front deck, we discovered a fair amount of water damage to our Door box, and the wall adjacent to the box. We later learned the house had sustained storm damage, was "fixed", but apparently sealed up with wet wood; or so we're guessing (FYI - I had to replace the entire roof 3 months after I moved in, so if it were a bad roof, we've resolved that).

One of the joists between my first and second floors has rotted completely out at one end (about 2 feet of it). The subfloor above has also started to rot. My question is how much of the wood, the joist, do I need to cut back before splicing in a new piece?

What about treatment(s) for the remaing "good" wood near the damaged area?

If additional information is needed, let me know (just trying to keep this short).



Altereagle

01:52PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Typically you would need to go another 2/3 so if the damage is 2Ft you would go 6Ft. If it was 3Ft you would go 9ft. The best of course is to cut off the rot & sister one at full length. That said the best fastener would be through bolts staggered, you want that to act as one member now.

Without seeing it it's almost impossible to guess, but you may want to look at the top plate as well at bearing.

dhtroy

03:29PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
5 lifetime posts
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately I won't know just "how bad" this portion of my house is damaged, until I pull off the front siding and finish exposing the interior. The good news, I think, is that this is not on or near a load bearing wall, it's part of a "box" that juts off the front of the house between the 1st and second floors. From what I can see, by looking in the hole that I've 'made', it appears it's two joist, two that meet and attach, and the sub-floor that are affected. All the other wood members feel, look and appear solid.

Can you recommend any form of wood treatment I could use that may help "prevent" further rot? Will something like Thompson's Water Seal help with this?

Again, thank you for you input,
D.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Making this trio of storage totes is simpler than you might think. Gold screw bolts and spray adhesive hold the fabric cov... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1