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Old 06-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Need advice on replacing rotted frame behind shoret

Hey everyone,

I'm in the early stages of starting work on a 77 17' Holiday Rambler. There is rot that I will neneed to deal with but one place I wanted to tackle first is the corner, verticle board that is directly behind the shower stall. I'm not sure how extensive it is or if I'm even going to keep the shower but should I attempt this fix from the outside? I normally it's outside in but I'm not thrilled with pulling the shower stall. There is also ceiling rot in that same corner.

To make things even more difficult the trailer isn't under cover yet except for a tarp. (this will change soon)

While we're at it, can someone tell me what is the difference between a joist, a stud, etc when it comes to TT's? Is it determined by whether they are on the floor? Verticle? Horizontal?

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Old 06-21-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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floor, ceiling are joists. walls =studs
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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I'm still unclear about how to exactly replace part a moldy stud. Let's say I have an 8 foot stud but only about 6 inches of it is moldy. Do I replace the whole board or do I just cut off about 10 inches of it? And if it's the latter how do I connect the new, short piece to the existing longer piece? The only way I could think of is cutting a small piece of plywood that is the same width and slapping it over both boards, connecting them... but it seems like there would be a better way. Maybe this is where a Kreg Jig would come in handy? I'm reading about a Harbor Freight version that is getting good reviews.
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My self, I would remove the shower and take pictures as you go. This will help in putting it back together. You will need to take care of all the mold issues behind it. Any time you splice a joist you develop a week point keep that in mind.
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