Wood door sill with rebar

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Old 07-27-19, 12:01 PM
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Wood door sill with rebar

Hello all! I'm needing some advice on a door sill I'm trying to replace. I've taken the threshold off and found out the sill has rebar in it. The sill is rotten and I need to replace. I'm afraid to cut the rebar as I'm not sure what its hold6 together. The house was built in 1940 and I'm sure this is the original door sill. Any advice or thoughts?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 07-27-19, 12:12 PM
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Old 07-27-19, 12:16 PM
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Your pic is too large. It needs to be resized.

How to insert pics plus resizing info
 
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Old 07-27-19, 12:29 PM
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That's not rebar, it's a nail. The side jambs of the door used to have about 4 big nails holding each end of the sill. If you remove the sill, the legs of the jamb might get pretty weak and wobbly. Or if the trim is still in good shape it might be fine. Can't tell what's under your sill but if it's good concrete you could always anchor the new sill to the concrete.
 
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Old 07-27-19, 04:08 PM
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It was nails

Thanks! Got the sill out. It seems to be wood beams under the sill. I'm not sure how to get these 4 nails out. Any tips ? 😊
I was thinking of nailing the new sill to the beams with a finishing gun. Then caulking around it. Then put the threshold on top.
 

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Old 07-27-19, 07:19 PM
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A sawzall with a fine metal blade will cut the nails. Might help to put some pl polyurethane on the jamb ends where you cut nails off just to help secure the jamb ends to the new sill.

A grinder and 1/16" thick wheel will also buzz the nails off.
 
 

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