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Old 09-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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I Have a home built in 1948 with wood rot by chimney


The header and sil plate are made out of six 2x4's r which are rotted behind external chimney on slope side of house. How do I repair this the right way?

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I Have a home built in 1948 with wood rot by chimney


Not sure how a header and a sill plate come into play on the rake of a roof.
Posting some pictures would be a big help.

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I Have a home built in 1948 with wood rot by chimney


Fix the roof above, along with the flashing around the chimney, is how you do it correctly. You have water intrusion on the roof surface, is why you are getting rot.
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I Have a home built in 1948 with wood rot by chimney


as Gregzoll mentioned, start at the roof and work down to the framing. you will both repair the roof leak and the structural framing.
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