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Old 07-27-2010, 02:09 PM   #16
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Looks like you’re on the right tract to me.

If get one of the white boards on the wall out of the way you will be able to easily replace the rotted plate under the studs.

Have you thought about what you’re going to do to keep the water out of there from now on?

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Old 07-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #17
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Thanks Ron,
I think I know where the water was getting in..right at the doorway. There were gaps on either side of the aluminum theshold which weren't properly caulked. And where the siding met the doorsill. I'm getting really friendly with ny caulking gun these days....that'll get fixed!
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The last picture, is that termite damage or just a chunk out of the wood?
The rim joist generally is the framing member the floor joists are attached to. It is this support that the wall sits on. But your joists are attached to a framing member that's not even under the wall.
What's the wall supported by?
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Here's some new pics- I just finished taking out all the rotten wood on the right side of the door(green). White is the wall. The wall appears to be sitting on 2x4's stacked and (hopefully) attached to yhr wood siding. Weird!

The missing chunk isn't termites..just me getting a little too eager with the pry bar...

I think I need to put in a temporary wall support while I clear out the other side of the doorway. Then I can install the new 2x8 joist and sister it at the joins. Sound about right?
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I've finished fixing the rot problem. I used PT wood to rebuild under the walls and the door, so it shouldn't be an issue again, hopefully ever! I couldn't find a replacement aluminum threshold, so I built one out of oak and stained it to match the floor. I still have to install that, hopefullt tomorrow. I'm adding a 'skirt' to the bottom of the threshold to help keep the water from even touching the aluminum siding. And I'll use lots of caulking in the right places this time. Whoever did it last didn't do very good job...but then that's par for the course I'm finding around here.

I installed the pine plank floor this week- it's stained and has 2 coats of varathane on it as well...will add 2 more I think. I used a preconditioner for the pine (Minwax), then (Behr)deck stain actually(chocolate), really easy to brush on, and none of that wiping off the excess mess! It worked great! Plus, it already has sealer in it...so I'm just adding satin varathane for extra protection.

Thank you fellas, for all your advice- I much appreciated it...even though it meant more work opening the floor...it was the right thing to do!
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you did a beautiful job

have another shotyou deserve it
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Filling of gap with concrete?
I have a similar problem in that the riser under my front door is rotted out and also the board (a 1X) behind the riser and there is rot into the sill and below the top step (a set of brick steps). I have removed all of the rotted and soft wood. It will be hard to fit new wood in the void as there is not much room to work and I do not want to have to move the brick front steps. I thought about pouring some concrete in there so that it is level with the top of the top brick step. I noticed that two posters above have written not to pour concrete onto/next to untreated wood.
Once I have dried everything out and removed any remaining soft wood, can I coat the surface with many coats of Minwax Wood Hardener or another product; and after letting it dry, pour concrete to fill the void? If not concrete, is there a waterproof foam or anything else that I can use to fill the void and be level with the top brick step? Then, I can fit in the board that goes behind the riser and the new riser.

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Sure looks like old balloon style framing.
All that damage was caused because that piece of wood under the threshold stick out further then the threshold, No sill pan under the door and no flashing, wall was not waterproofed before adding the deck, no support under the part of the threshold that sticks out beyond the sheathing.
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Sandyon66 Please go back and add your own post. Useless trying to answer two different posters questions, to confusing to everyone. Going to find this is true on any DIY site.
And none of what you suggested will work.
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You need contact any carpenter, who will repairs your rotten by replacing with new one

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