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ChicksWithTools

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07-29-2019 05:57 PM

I just got this back from a custom mill shop. This is the place where the spacer piece between the door assembly and the side lights. I was sold a “rot free” system. Please note where the wood piece is cut through the sill and will land directly onto brick. I have already sent the door back to the mill and they said to prevent rot, the spacer piece would be raised a bit. It just came back and was delivered. It appears they did NOTHING!!

So, to keep this project moving forward. When the installer gets here, I can slip him a “tip” and have him chisel this piece a bit. Unless…... somewhere here can give me some pointers to do it myself before they get here. I’m not sure what tool to use (other than a simple chisel) to get just enough distance so this piece is not sitting on brick or concrete.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

The horizontal wooded piece on the very bottom is a part of the shipping.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs


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#1 posted 07-29-2019 07:04 PM

It’s difficult to tell from the photo what I’m looking at.

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 07:13 PM

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#3 posted 07-29-2019 07:15 PM

The first pic is a detailed pic of the area in the red circle. I do not understand why they could not use a continuous sill or why they even refused to modify it with one.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#4 posted 07-29-2019 07:27 PM

Your installer <hopefully> knows his/her business. Let them give you suggestions. It’s easier for them to remove some wood than it is for them to put some back…

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#5 posted 07-29-2019 07:28 PM

So they used a split sill? I’m having trouble seeing it with the size/resolution of pics.

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#6 posted 07-29-2019 07:33 PM

My installer says that I look at things more deeply than most customers BUT he will paint the bottom and paint a some silicone on the bottom. He is a sub contractor with the supplier and does a lot of business with them so he’s also going to do what he needs to in order to protect that relationship. I do; however, like his professionalism. I purchased the unit direct from the supplier as they also said they offered install services.

The mill shop says they have not had a problem with that design before. Well, my take is of coarse they have not, there are pieces installed around it but that piece can still rot internally and not one will see it. This area is bad for termites and I don’t want to give them a highway into the innards of my walls. I think that point is missed with the mill shop.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#7 posted 07-29-2019 07:33 PM



So they used a split sill? I m having trouble seeing it with the size/resolution of pics.

- SMP

Yes, they spilt the sill.

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#8 posted 07-29-2019 07:34 PM


So they used a split sill? I m having trouble seeing it with the size/resolution of pics.

- SMP

Yes, they spilt the sill.

- ChicksWithTools

If there is an option for a nosing on that sill then they may be able to make it look continuous after fitting.

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ChicksWithTools

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#9 posted 07-29-2019 07:39 PM


So they used a split sill? I m having trouble seeing it with the size/resolution of pics.

- SMP

I’m not sure, I’ll talk to the installer but more concerned about moisture than looks although I do want it to look nice as well. Yes, the sill is split in 3 pieces.

Yes, they spilt the sill.

- ChicksWithTools

If there is an option for a nosing on that sill then they may be able to make it look continuous after fitting.

- SMP

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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#10 posted 07-31-2019 12:43 AM

If I were to try cutting that back a little, I’d use an oscillating tool with a Japanese style (coarse toothed) blade. Clamp a flat stick on the door to act as a guide.

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#11 posted 07-31-2019 01:07 AM



If I were to try cutting that back a little, I d use an oscillating tool with a Japanese style (coarse toothed) blade. Clamp a flat stick on the door to act as a guide.

- runswithscissors

What about a router?

-- Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence. - Rush, Vital Signs

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