water damage

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Old 06-10-06, 06:14 AM
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water damage

hello, i removed drywall in my kitchen for a renovation and discovered that some of the framing has some water damage (see this http://brianhava.brinkster.net/home/waterDamage.jpg).

I was going to pull it out and replace it with a new 2 x 4. Is that the correct approach?

I was thinking I'd also caulk the area below the window (the exterior has already been caulked around the window) to try to avoid this in the future.

thanks in advance.
 
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Old 06-10-06, 08:58 AM
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You should not have to replace unless its real bad!
 
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Old 06-10-06, 12:21 PM
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well, that's good news.

is there a rule of thumb i can follow to assess how bad it is?

i think the damage is from a while ago (we've had TONS of rain where i live recently and there doesn't appear to be any new moisture).

it doesn't appear that the wood is too soft either. i was also concerned about any mold that may be there from the moisture. is that reason enough to remove it or is there another way to deal with that?
 
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Old 06-10-06, 08:50 PM
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If you see some mold just wipe it down with 50/50 bleach water! If wood is not soft you will be good to go!
 
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