Is this stud damaged?

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  1. Feb 12, 2017 #1

    2ndLeaf

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    I am replacing the dry wall in my bathroom. When I remove the old dry wall, I saw this thing on the stud (see attached picture). Initially I thought it's termites damage. But it's hard/solid. What could this be? Do I need to do anything before putting on the new dry wall?

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  2. Feb 12, 2017 #2

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    At first I thought this post was going to be about Havasu, and yes, he's damaged (bionic)...

    The spot appears to be a knot with some sap that has leaked, if the wood surrounding it is solid, I'd never worry about it again.
     
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    Pitch or resin pocket in the wood. Completely natural, nothing to worry about.

    And welcome to the site.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Now I can finish my project with peace of mind :)
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2017 #6

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    ...so don't be afraid to tear into that wall next time you have a cold!:rofl:
     

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