What is an acceptable practice for attaching a sill when the tenon at the base of the jamb(s) are rotted? Is it acceptable to wedge the new sill to the sub-sill, then secure new sill to the sub-sill with deck screws through pre-drilled, recessed pilot holes. Is it acceptable to treat the tenon or, what is left of it, on the jamb with wood hardener the epoxy, then proceed as you described. Feel something is needed here to address what is frequently found when replacing a sill.
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Both of those methods sound possible to me. I sometimes I take the traditional approach and rebuild the end of the jamb by splicing on a new piece of wood with the appropriate shape to match the jamb and re-create the joint. Sometimes I take the contemporary approach and rebuild the end of the jamb and the joint with wood-epoxy repair methods, using fiberglas rods to provide the structural strength needed. I've refined both methods over the past 4 decades, and have some of each still performing well after 25 years.
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