Patch or replace?


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Old 07-18-18, 09:32 AM
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Patch or replace?

Hi there, I have a sizeable hole at the base of my doorframe and I'm wondering if it's something I can just patch up, or if it's really worth a replacement. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Old 07-18-18, 09:57 AM
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That is an adjustable threshold, I'd certainly try to find a replacement first!
 
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Welcome to the forums!

Is it just the threshold or do you have other rot? I'd also recommend replacement over trying to patch it.
 
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Old 07-18-18, 10:31 AM
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As Marq1 mentioned, you can obtain a replacement sill. It will be one piece... the aluminum sill and the adjustable threshold. You will need to repair the sides... the part behind the weather strip looks like carpenter ants or termites have been eating it. Tap around with a screwdriver... if the wood above is soft and thin, the damage may extend higher than you think. If it's still solid, then you probably don't have any termites and you can probably just use wood epoxy on it.
 
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Old 07-19-18, 06:43 AM
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Awesome, thanks everyone. Yes, it's definitely termite damage, but the house was tented a year ago and most of the wood in the area was repaired... this is just left over. I'll definitely replace the sill, was just hoping I don't have to replace the door frame, and it looks like I might not have to. Hopefully a patch job will work If not, well, replacement time.

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Old 07-19-18, 09:01 AM
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You can cut out and replace just a portion of the jamb. How good that will look depends on both how good of a job you do and how particular you are.
 
 

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