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If my house needs sill (plates) replaced, is there any alternative to full replacement? Could I just cut 2x8s and use structural screws to hold it to the old sill to make sure the floors are secure?

My house is post and beam, so the studs do almost nothing.

  • Why do they need replacement? – feetwet Aug 14 '17 at 14:14
  • Sill plates or bottom wall (sole) plates? "Host"? Please edit to clarify and better describe the problem. – isherwood Aug 14 '17 at 14:29
  • "Host" is presumably an autocorrect failure for misspelled "house". – Jim Stewart Aug 14 '17 at 14:31
  • If the sill is rotten and left in place, wouldn't the rot invade the subfloor, the bottom plates, the studs? – Jim Stewart Aug 14 '17 at 14:37
  • What are the bases of the "posts" resting on? Are the bottom ends of the posts directly on a masonry or poured concrete foundation? Or are the bottoms of the posts on the sills? Even if the posts are directly on the masonry whatever process is responsible for rotting the sills could be affecting the posts too. You need to stop this somehow. – Jim Stewart Aug 14 '17 at 21:56

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