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06-23-00, 08:32 AM   #1  
We have a home that has 'dry rot' in an outside wall - is this a repair that can be done ourselves or is a contractor required?
Is there any products to repair the damage or do we have to replace the studs in the damaged area?

 
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06-23-00, 06:43 PM   #2  
"Dry Rot" is actually caused by moisture damage. If it is partially through a beam, it maybe can be spliced with a new piece of wood (I always use pressure-treated). If it is structural, replace the studs, and make sure that the outside leakage is stopped permanently. You may be able to replace studfs, etc. one at a time yourself. Good Luck!

 
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06-24-00, 08:27 AM   #3  
Rotten wood has no structural integrity. It must be replaced whether completely, pieced, or scabbed.

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