Crawling under the house (pier and beam) I found a joist I do not like one little bit. A few of my joists have some minor termite damage that I plan to repair with bondo, but this one has some heavy damage on the bottom 4 inches for about three or four feet, bad enough that I could probably just rip the bad parts out by hand. The termites are gone(though I plan to spray anyway)and I want to fix this issue myself before I have the house leveled as I know this minor work will cost me less to do myself.
Anyway, how do I compensate for the fact that my original joists are "true" sizes, as in rough-edged and actually 2x10 as opposed to 1&7/8 x 9&5/8? Do I buy a size wider (2x12) and notch at the support in the middle?
The span will run the width of a 14' room with a 4x4 beam near the middle and 4x6 beams on the ends. I do know to use adhesive and a healthy number of decking screws.