I was pretty sick for about 3 years from having a transplant. I let
things go. The biggest thing was the front door. Weathering caused
the form for the step to rot and the step broke in half.
Anyway. I am having it repaired. I have taken some pictures.
Notice any blaring mistakes the repair guys have made?
78 pictures and 45 meg. It takes some time to load. The front screen
seems blank, but you can do a slide show and the images load one at a
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:00:43 -0400, "Don Phillipson"
He said it was ok. He would add a weather strip. After asking the
question I took a look at the old threshold and it didn't have a back
stop either. When he brought the new threshold out to look at. I
just pictured it in my mind that the door should close against it.
Normally - all that I've seen and done - the widest flat part of the
threshold is under the door.
Exterior door thresholds might have a seal or the door bottom might
have a weatherstrip tacked on.
There are many types of thresholds. Many use a vinyl bulb to seal the
door to the threshold - some are applied to the door, and some are
built into the threshold. If you have a storm door, and there's cover
over the door, there's probably little to worry about.
I'm not sure why your guys decided to leave the existing rim joist.
It's dead. It's more work to replace it, but it would be the right
thing to do. Sistering wood creates areas where water can get in
between the laminations and can't dry out. Not so much an issue with
joists, but with an already compromised rim joist it is. Make sure
the guys do a stellar job in flashing and sealing at the exterior so
no water will get in there.
Sorry; it's not acceptable for me to dig thru 78 images & the load times to
pick out the few relevant images needed. Boil this down to a few important
images and post those; discard the ones that are not relevant to the issue.
Only if you want something to trip on.
An in swinging door needs to close over a part of the threshold that is
higher then the rest so water won't run into your house. Your threshold is
proper but if it gets wet I won't make book on how long it takes for the
bottoms of the jambs to rot.
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