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  1. Rim joist damage and repair?

    Building & Construction
    Hi there. Just discovered this water damage to the exterior framing of my house. It's above one window and below another - between floors. Debating whether to tackle this repair on my own but not sure about repairing the rim joists. Any recommendations? Can I just repair this section? It...
  2. "simple" door threshold change spiraled out of control

    Building & Construction
    :surprise: front door threshold has dry rotted, so was looking to repair it. A little peek underneath revealed termite damage, not surprising since the porch is on ground level. Two 2x6 joist rim or cap (visible) were completely consumed, so pulled them out. The joist ends are shot, so need...
  3. Termite rotted window framing issue 4 questions

    Carpentry
    Dear Readers, I see a massive termite/rot problem. I thought it was going to be a replace the sill or fill part of the sill. Once I removed the rotted part of the sill, I can see additional termite damage to all the surrounding frame. The sill is not like what I've seen on videos or in other...
  4. How do I jack to replace floor beam on piers in a cottage.

    Building & Construction
    I have a 24'X 24' 1.5 story cottage which has three sistered beams running from front to back and sitting on concrete block piers. Each beam is made up of three sistered 2X12s spiked together. Unfortunately the front end of the centre beam has started to rot at the front end as it is exposed to...
  5. Condensation rotting wood below display window of a cooler.

    Insulation
    I've attached a few photos. It's safe to say that I don't have a lot of experience in home improvement. I need help! My dad owns a flowers shop where he has a cooler for the flowers. The cooler has a display window and water is forming and rotting a horizontal support beam directly under the...
  6. "Right Now" air sealing for 110yo stone/ledge basement

    Building & Construction
    Hello! Basement air sealing and insulation advice needed! I have a 1903 foursquare in central Brrrmont on a mortared stone full basement foundation with slightly younger addition over crawl with perhaps no real foundation (appears to have been built like a "pole barn" -- posts on flat stones on...
  7. HELP PLEASE replacing rotted sole, top and bottom plate

    Remodeling
    Hi, I need to replace the sole plate and the bottom plate. I have a walkout basement so the plates are on the second floor there is no attic it is a cathedral ceiling. how do I jack up the house to replace this. it looks like i have double 2x4 for the bottom plate with the 4" side facing me...
  8. Rotted sole plate in bathroom

    Carpentry
    I am doing a remodeling project on a small bathroom. When I removed the old tile and cement board on the floor I noticed part of the subfloor had water damage. I removed the drywall to investigate further and can now see that a section of the sole plate is rotted. This has happened in the area...
  9. Rotted sole plate in bathroom

    Building & Construction
    I am doing a remodeling project on a small bathroom. When I removed the old tile and cement board on the floor I noticed part of the subfloor had water damage. I removed the drywall to investigate further and can now see that a section of the sole plate is rotted. This has happened in the...
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