2x4 won't fit back under threshold.

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Old 03-21-15, 06:55 AM
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2x4 won't fit back under threshold.

I recently installed a new sheet of drywall on the back wall of my garage. Now, I can't get this 2x4 to fit under the door. I have a feeling I should have done that before putting the new piece of drywall up. Any ideas how I can get this 2x4 under the door or an alternative.
 
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Old 03-21-15, 07:00 AM
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Have you tried ripping the 2x4 to fit? If you rip it at a slight angle it will slip in better.
 
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I've been studying the picture and trying to figure how installing a piece of sheetrock could affect the door threshold.

Usually the threshold is just held down with a few screws.
 
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Old 03-21-15, 07:17 AM
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You could cut it in half lengthwise, then both pieces would fit.
 
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I'm with PJmax.
Look at the end of that threshold, there's a 3/4 slot.
Use a piece of 3/4" thick material ripped to the distance from the floor to the top of that slot.
Set the piece at an angle and tap it in with a tapping block, then add a couple of ACQ approved fastneres to hold it in place.
 
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I've been studying the picture and trying to figure how installing a piece of sheet rock could affect the door threshold.
It fit before I tore the old drywall out, so I am guessing the thickness of the drywall is what is keeping it from fitting. My bet is that whoever installed it originally just layed the 2x4 flush against the exposed studs and slid the 2x4 from right to left through the slot in the threshold before putting the drywall on.
 

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Like mentioned previously..... you may need to cut the corner off the bottom of the 2x4 to be able to turn it under the threshold.

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Hi,
Maybe try two 1x4s.
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A 2 X 4 is to thick.
It does not need to stick out beyond the threshold.
A 1 X will fit right in that track.
 
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A 5/4 or 2x will fit nicely in that slot. It goes beyond the plane of the sheetrock.
 
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I agree with pjmax: rip away the bottom rear corner of the 2x4.
 
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