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Old 04-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I will be replacing a sliding glass door with a french door as part of a siding replacement project. The french door is finless and the brick mould is not attached.

Here is my question, does the depth of the door on the install dictate how the brick mould is installed (either on the side of the jamb or on the edge)?

I am using the tyvek flexwrap/straightflash flashing system, and the installation of the door/brickmould has a direct effect on how the flashing is installed.

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Brick moulding should never be installed on the sides of the jamb, it's installed on the outside face of the jamb instead.
Use vinyl brick moulding and it will never rot.

The jambs need to be installed so there flush with the outside sheathing in most cases.

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Joe pretty much explained it... I'd just add that you are going to want to add a metal drip cap on top of the head piece of brickmold. That metal should be lapped over then by the housewrap.
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Opps I always forget to mention that one all important piece. Thanks.
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Thanks guys. Another question, the aluminum threshold at the base of the door protrudes halfway out into the jamb face. Does the brickmold get installed beside it, so that there is roughly 1/2" exposure of the jamb (for the entire length/width of the frame), or on top of it, so the brickmold completely covers the jamb?
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Depends, your's is a little differant because I'd guess your having to compromise with the exposure of the brick moulding so there's not a big gap next to the brick.
Sometimes I have to cut out a notch so the moulding runs past the threshold on the outside so it covers the jamb to the bottom or it and the rest sits on top of the threshold. Hope that makes since.
It's very important that the bottom of the threshold is fully support, I happen to like using a piece of 1 X 6 vinyl lumber attached with stainless steel trim head screws, but a piece of brick moulding would also work.
I like the 1 X 6 because it's more likly to keep water out from under the threshold and acts like a kick plate if someone kicks dirt off of there shoes.
Anything you use under that threshold can not stick out past it. If it dies it will act like a funnel and direct the water toward the subflooring.
I also install a jamb sill under any sliders or french doors I install.

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I also install a jamb sill under any sliders or french doors I install.
That's why I went with the Flexwrap system.
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Your way should work fine.
I like the jamb sill because it acts like a pan so if any water works it's way down the sides of the jambs it directs the water out to not allow it to just lay on a flat surface.
Just a bit of over kill on my part so I do not get any call backs for repairs I have to do for free.
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