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Old 08-12-2015, 10:51 AM   #21
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Martial artist Bruce Lee urges us to "Be water." If I were a drop of water, I'm fairly sure I'd have a fairly easy time sneaking between that concrete and the wood floor/plywood. When all my raindrop friends arrived over the years, we'd have an easy time rotting the wood. The trip hazard is the least of your worries. Very poor detailing.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:31 PM   #22
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you don't set a door on the finish floor..period..
I guess I'm REALLY getting old or my attention span and reading comprehension is waning. I didn't realize I guess, that the door threshold was sitting on top of the finished floor.

I guess I thought they raised the door for some reason. I was focusing on the picture of that concrete extension on the outside of the door and wondering why it was even there.

There is no way that thing is NOT gonna leak.
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at least you're not as old as you will be next year..
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at least you're not as old as you will be next year..
Hear that.
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Notice his barefeet in the second pic.. The sign of a dedicated handyman
Maybe he just has short fingers..........................

May have been a better approach to have used PT under the door,leveled with the sub floor and a pan under the sill with a drip to cover the PT, set back a bit from the edge of that door sill.
Doors are always set before hardwood.

Still don't like that cement half step,real awkward to step over and on to the floor,plus being a rain trap.
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That filthy, nasty-azzed door has been hanging there for decades, and so has that pimply, scabbed over precast concrete sill and gray mud-dauber caulk.

I'm thinkin' the OP just got hold of some bad weed, and had a hard time figuring out why that threshold suddenly appeared.

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A mild thread hijack, if you will allow....

...are doors supposed to (always) be set before concrete landings and "stoops"? I ask this because I seem to run into stupid installs with townhome developments and multi-unit buildings where the concrete seems to have come later. Makes for a bit of a pita when swapping out an entry door. What's that about?
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Yes, exactly! The house has 3 doors. The flooring contractor removed the thresholds on 2 of the 3 (front and back) and didn't remove it on the garage door. So, the plywood and hardwood must be butting up against the garage door but it's under the other two doors. The garage door is what I consider normal, low threshold but the other two you really have to step over. The door frames were never removed, they just took the doors off the hinges and cut about 3" to 4" off the bottom and stuck them back on.

I've been busy at other jobs and haven't been back to the house to see what it looks like after being cleaned up. The owner that contracted with these guys is not happy with the ascetics and she is considering having them cut out the hardwood and subfloor and put new thresholds down at the slab level. Of course, that means replacing the two doors and a screen door that they cut down.

She went over and looked at some Toll Brothers model homes and she said they did it like that too (on top of the hardwood) but not with concrete shoved up under there, with brick. So, now she's torn about what to do. I think she should have them do it whatever way makes her happy or she'll stew over it for years, especially if people trip over it...

Thanks to everyone else for their feedback and yes guys, those are my pretty little piggies in the picture. Floor coated with polyurethane the day before so boot at front door. Didn't want to step out in that concrete mess in my socks!
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Notice his barefeet in the second pic.
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