step joint

step joint

1. A notched joint for two structural timbers making an angle with each other, as a tie beam and rafter.
2. A joint between the ends of two rails of different height and/or section.
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Grace Ice and Water Shield (or similar product) will be installed along with a new step joint.
If a high-pressure hermetic seal is needed, then a step joint or a tongue and groove joint designed to put the EMA material in shear would be most desirable.
A small fillet at the joint boundary is a good thing, but easier to obtain for corner, step joints, or slip joints (like copper plumbing).