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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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