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Old 08-12-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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As I was addressing a stain on the drywall (not disclosed by seller or found by inspector) I realized the 6' casement window had leaked for years before the previous owner fixed the leak. The framing and soul plate under the two 6' corner windows (mid century modern) and the wood under the hardwood floors (about 4 feet into the room) have dry rot over the 64/yo concrete foundation.
I have not worked with flooring, but quick to learn.
QUESTION: any advice on removing and saving the hardwood ( still in good shape) and replacing the plywood and wood grid underneath?

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Your going to have to post some pictures.
It's not going to be pretty what your going to hear.

#1 is to find out why it was leaking and fixing that.
Until we see the damage it's hard to help.

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I ran across a publication that explains how to pull up hardwood floor without injuring it, the majority anyway..

Any and all experiences pulling or putting old hardwood floors are appreciated. The learning curves are taking a toll on my schedule and budget.

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Ok, back again. I have found considerable dry rot unfortunately it has hold of the king stud next to the window. To complicate matters there is an old, cloth insulates wire that had frayed insulation.
Any suggestions on how I go about replacing or repairing the king stud. I am attaching a photo.
Any help is appreciated.



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