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Old 08-15-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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I'm starting to renovate a home and have found dry rot in the 2x4 sill plate between the first floor and second floor over my kitchen door.

There's a deck off the bedroom over the kitchen. The deck is rotting and needs to be replaced. I presume the rotting deck has allowed water to seep into the framing/sill plate.

Can the sill plate be replaced in "sections"? In other words, can I remove 4-5' of the rotten sill plate and "slip in" a new piece of 2x4? And do the same down the line until I reach good wood?

I'm not trying to cheat or not do things correctly but then again I have a lot of money to spend.

Help.

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Old 08-15-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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You can replace the plate a section at a time. Try not to insert a bunch of 2' pieces and instead go with longer pieces whenever you can.

Hint: Please title your threads with the subject of the question you're asking, not your username. People are less inclined to look at your thread if they don't know the subject.

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Old 08-15-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding. I'm still in demolition stage so...hopefully, the damage is not to extensive.
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