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doug branum 09-04-2010 11:04 AM

Rotted mud plate
 
First Post: Noticed some form of dust/debris around the kitchen sink window. I removed the siding and saw rotted wood. I decided to check the rest of the wall and removed all the siding. The floor plate and mud sill are also rotted in spots. Will need to replace all of it. I am thinking of using an 12 ft 4x6 and 3 jacks and just working my way down the length of the house, replacing it as I go. WILL this be OK?

wombosi 09-04-2010 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by doug branum (Post 495819)
First Post: Noticed some form of dust/debris around the kitchen sink window. I removed the siding and saw rotted wood. I decided to check the rest of the wall and removed all the siding. The floor plate and mud sill are also rotted in spots. Will need to replace all of it. I am thinking of using an 12 ft 4x6 and 3 jacks and just working my way down the length of the house, replacing it as I go. WILL this be OK?

not sure why no one has responded yet. i assume you mean bolt the 4X6 to the studs and support it with the jacks.
anyway, your plan sounds pretty typical i would say. brace everything well, sawzall, replace. might need to brace the floor as well. good luck.

daveb1 09-04-2010 10:34 PM

Any idea what caused the rot?Leaking roof or window flashing?Possible termite damage?

concretemasonry 09-04-2010 10:40 PM

The first thing to do is to find the source of the "rot", which could be moisture from many sources including lack of a exterior moisture barrier or flashing, poor window installation sines most siding materials (especially vinyl) are prime candidates for investigation.

Wood does not rot by itself. Water moves in ALL directions and travel a long distance horizontally, with vertically not too common.

Dick

jklingel 09-05-2010 12:51 AM

concrete: is that you w/ a laker in your avatar? what a monster! when, where, how, gps coordinates, etc, PLEASE. thanks. j


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