Step 2: Remove the Old Threshold

Cut out the old one
Photo: Reena Bammi
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• Fit a wood-cutting blade, at least as long as the old threshold is deep, into a reciprocating saw.

• Slice across the wood in two places, about 10 inches from each jamb. Hold the blade so its teeth are nearly parallel to the surface, and watch its tip so you don't cut the flooring.

• Stop sawing as soon as you feel the blade cut through the threshold. Wait until the blade stops moving before lifting it out of the kerf.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • reciprocating saw
      Reciprocating saw (with wood-cutting blade)
    • bar flat
      Flatbar
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • speed square
      Square
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • hand saw
      Handsaw

    Shopping List

    1. BORATE SOLUTION
    (if needed, for rotting wood)

    2. SELF-ADHERING FLASHING MEMBRANE

    3. 120-GRIT SANDPAPER

    4. SHIMS

    5. EXPANDING FOARM SEALANT

    6. SPAR VARNISH