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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:05 pm 
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Over winter, I stepped on the door frame as I headed outside. It crunched underneath my foot*. I hastily replaced it with a small bit of wood that I had lying around:

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I want to replace the whole of the bottom frame. Can I just remove and replace this section without affecting the door in any way? I was planning to cut a wood strip to size and use expanding foam to hold it in place, then paint it and silicone it. Is this sensible? Or is there something I've overlooked?

* I suspect it was because of moisture from the tumble dryer just to the left of the door.


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It look sot me like an aluminium door in an aluminium frame -bit hard to tell though.

In which case the bit of wood is just a cover trim -just rip it out, it wont affect the door in any way. Unlikely to need any expanding foam. cut your wood to size until it fits nicely, paint it all over with primer and stick it in with silicone. Or fit a plastic trim instead you wont have to paint that.

If it is part of a timber cill and you want to take out the whole thing then that can be done but is a bit more difficult. If thats the case, I think I would just take the door frame out, replace the cill and put back in.



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Notch1 wrote:
It look sot me like an aluminium door in an aluminium frame -bit hard to tell though.

Thanks for the reply. You're correct in that the whole door and frame are aluminium. I think it's just trim wood rather than part of a sill.


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It should be possible to cut away the old timber sill and replace it. Go for hardwood and make sure that there is a piece of DPM material between the timber and the grounf

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