Another door problem
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Historic HomeWorks Forum Forum Index -> Windows & Doors  
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TideWater



Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Another door problem Reply with quote

Sorry about the opaque subject, but I don't know what to call the failing part I'm asking about - so that's my first question: What is this? And the next obvious question is how do I fix it? Look at the attached photos from the bottom one up.

- Thanks.
Andy



IMG_1899.JPG
 Description:
Close-up inside the crack in the failing mortar above the board.
 Filesize:  949.3 KB
 Viewed:  25 Time(s)

IMG_1899.JPG



IMG_1902.JPG
 Description:
View from underneath
 Filesize:  995.9 KB
 Viewed:  27 Time(s)

IMG_1902.JPG



IMG_1900.JPG
 Description:
See drooping board along top of door
 Filesize:  993.73 KB
 Viewed:  22 Time(s)

IMG_1900.JPG


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PJ



Joined: 08 Jan 2018
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: My thoughts Reply with quote

I do not know technically what it would be called.
I would refer to it as a “water shed”; similar to what you would see above a frieze board when it is below the the clapboards by the foundation. Based on the pictures it does not appear to be a structural component. I think it failed because the lead flashing is gone.

My first approach would be to consider Azex with lead flashing. That is your choice. I would remove all of the wood and see what type of cavity i have left. A careful inspection of the header is needed to ensure water did not get behind it and cause unseen rot.

Square up the cavity as best you can (maybe even chipping away a little stone). Cut the angle on the face (maybe the back too) and try several test fits scribing the back edge as best you can. Fasten by either nailing to the header or a caulk based adhesive. Add flashing!

Please post what you decide to do. Best of luck.

PJ
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Historic HomeWorks Forum Forum Index -> Windows & Doors  
Post new topic   Reply to topic All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum