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I just heard this morning that one can "easily" field-splice dimension lumber by making a sort of "V-joint" and fitting the boards end-to-end to make a longer piece. Then you put a piece of 1x on either side, about four to six feet in lenth centered on the splice and nail it together.

It makes a piece that is "stronger" than the original. "It's in the code," he tells me.

What in blazes is he talking about and where does it spell that out in the building code? ANY building code?

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