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Old 08-28-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Replacing a Garage Sill Plate


I need to replace the sill plate by the side door of a 1 car detatched garage. Can this be done by simply cutting out the bad area and placing a new treated board in its place? Is this more involved than that? I the bad area is around the door, but I plan on cutting back about 4 feet to be sure.

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What caused the sill plate to go bad, and why only in a small area?

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I think it was years of rain water build up. There is no gutter currently on the garage, but I plan on adding one. The only place that rotted was right at the side door.
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Yes, you can cut it out and replace it. If it is a large area, do a temporary shore-up of the ceiling joists. Either way, cut the nails with a recipricating saw and dig the pieces out and replace...Just make sure that you find what the actual moisture problem is and fix it first.
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