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Old 06-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Not sure what's this called but in need to replace it. It's a piece of wood under out side under the threshold. I think you can call it a riser or faceplate. Can someone give me some advise before I start.Entryway door-uploadfromtaptalk1403987501653.jpg

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Kick plate. The Threshold is in bad shape also.

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Imposable to tell what it's made of in that picture.
I make mine out of PVC lumber, no painting, never any rot.
Looks like that threshold has about 50 years of paint and patching, instead of replacing, or least scraping all that old paint off, priming and painting.
That kick plate should never stick out beyond the threshold. Sure way to have water run in behind it and causing more issues.
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Thank you. Gonna try to replace the kickplate tomorrow. I think if a try to replace the threshold it will turn into a bigger project than what I'm prepared for right now.
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you want the piece you put in to be strong and to sit up tight to the underside of the metal, it helps support the metal when you walk over it and put your weight on it. if it sticks past the metal some use a heavy duty sealer like clear roof sealer that is paintable ( do not use silicone!). but like Joe emntioned it is best to not let the piece stick past the metal because water travels back in but it does need to come out at least to the edge to support it... cpvc works great there and I have even used treated 5/4- 5 1/2" deck boards ripped to fit. can dry out a few days and then get painted.

edit - be sure and seal real good against the concrete porch/patio also as water will travel under your house there without you knowing it.

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Seeing its outside and subject to the weather make sure you use treated timber so i wont rot.
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Thank you for all your advise and suggestions. I cut out the oak sill. It was a little tougher than I thought. It was nailed to the jam. In the process of cutting the old piece out I cut the door bell wire. (DAM!!!). Replaced the toekick no problem. Used pressure treated lumber for entire job. Pitched the sill with shims. Spray foamed gaps and sealed with clear lexel. Replaced saddle with new adjustable one. I Will paint this weekend. Time including 2 trips to lumber yard and replacing doorbell wire 4.5 hoursEntryway door-uploadfromtaptalk1404450124675.jpg
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that is a clean looking job- congrats! get a good quality sealer that is paintable and you are good to go

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