Rotting deck stringers - options?

Old 08-20-17, 10:57 AM
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Rotting deck stringers - options?

Unfortunately the very bottom of my decks stringers are rotting.

Please see here.

It is one long piece of lumbar all the way to the top and seems like a huge headache to completely replace.

Any ideas on a viable solution that doesn't involve replacing the whole stringer(s)? If that's the only option I may just hire a contractor.

I'd appreciate some ideas, thanks.
Old 08-20-17, 11:37 AM
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You might get by with adding a 2x6 [?] at the bottom to secure the bottom tread to. It would be better to replace the stringers. If you find using a square to lay it out to complicated you could take the old stringers and use them as a template.

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