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dan with the rim joist rot

Been remodeling 100 year old house. Even new double and triple pane windows leak a lot of air. Just try window film and see it billow with strong wind. Just did 1/3 way of North wall new rim joist rot and bolted 10- 12' joists to center girder. Doubled the new rim. Removed rim rocks. Added sill since never had one. Dave showed me how to cement/mortar in treated new sill on top of foundation after removing 1 feet of limestone foundation top. Filled rim slots with Owens Corning 2" formular foam board--cut to fit 3-8 pieces each,d completely filled voids more than 15" thick (7 1/4" high) from dual rim boards all the way to inside where foam spray done previously. Fun learning to fix house all by yourself. I don't have $10,000 to hire anybody. I'm green and recycle everything. No landfill garbage for me.

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