Joint type for split 2x4


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Old 11-27-19, 07:28 AM
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Joint type for split 2x4

One of my 2x4s is a bit split near the top 2'
i was thinking of just cutting it out and replacing a small section. It's not a load bearing stud just for drywall.
What's the best way to join the 2 together so it's strong?
I thought of a splice type joint but can only do it on one side since the other is a brick wall that it's screwed into.
 

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11-27-19, 09:02 AM
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A lot of 2x4s have splits in them when you buy them. I doubt it's a big deal especially since it's not a load bearing wall. If I was really concerned I'd sister a 2x4 along side of it.
 
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Old 11-27-19, 08:26 AM
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A lot depends on what you mean by split.
I do not know why you are worried about it since it is not load bearing.
If it is just split and not loose I would leave it or just put a couple screws in to fasten it better to the top rail or a couple screws to hold it together.
 
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Old 11-27-19, 08:35 AM
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At most I'd attach a piece of 2x4 to the side as a splint and to provide solid wood if needed for attaching to the top plate.
 
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A lot of 2x4s have splits in them when you buy them. I doubt it's a big deal especially since it's not a load bearing wall. If I was really concerned I'd sister a 2x4 along side of it.
 
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