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Old 09-13-2011, 10:09 PM   #16
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We really need to simplify this. Too many words, not enough pertinient info.
Size of the rough opening(with the wood and such):
Wall to wall _____________
Floor to top _____________

Size of the door:
Width(not including the brick mold) _______________
Height(not including the brickmold ______________

Thickness of each side projection ________________
Thickness of the top projection ___________________

This way we see what you have and what you need.

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Old 09-14-2011, 06:26 AM   #17
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Pre hung door frame size --> 31.5" wide, 70.5" high. Door itself is a 30" door.

Ruff opening, without wood, ie the cement hole --> 33 1/2" wide by 72" high

Ruff opening with the wood --> about 30" wide, and about 69 1/2 - 70" high

Thickness of the projection (Im assuming by projection your referring to the cement sticking out??) -- 2"

Let me know if you need more info.
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Pre hung door frame size --> 31.5" wide, 70.5" high. Door itself is a 30" door.

Ruff opening, without wood, ie the cement hole --> 33 1/2" wide by 72" high

Ruff opening with the wood --> about 30" wide, and about 69 1/2 - 70" high

Thickness of the projection (Im assuming by projection your referring to the cement sticking out??) -- 2"

Let me know if you need more info.
Remove the top bump so the height is ample for the door.
Remove the wood from both sides.
-If you can install thinner wood, say 1/2" ply, the rough opening will be 32 1/2".
-put tar paper between the concrete and the wood.
If the opening is too narrow to install the door with the brick mold on the door, remove it. Install the door and rip the brick mold to fit.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #19
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We really need to simplify this. Too many words, not enough pertinient info.
Size of the rough opening(with the wood and such):
Wall to wall _____________
Floor to top _____________

Size of the door:
Width(not including the brick mold) _______________
Height(not including the brickmold ______________

Thickness of each side projection ________________
Thickness of the top projection ___________________

This way we see what you have and what you need.
I like your new fill in the blank question form.

It even works (this time).
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #20
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Remove the top bump so the height is ample for the door.
Remove the wood from both sides.
-If you can install thinner wood, say 1/2" ply, the rough opening will be 32 1/2".
-put tar paper between the concrete and the wood.
If the opening is too narrow to install the door with the brick mold on the door, remove it. Install the door and rip the brick mold to fit.

so basically remove the concrete that in the way, right? If that chunk of concrete wasnt there, it wouldnt be an issue, so I agree.

Any tips on cutting that relatively big chunk of concrete? Reciprocating saw and a few good blades? Grinder with a cement disk, make cuts, and then chisel them out?

Thanks for your help guys!!

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #21
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Just throwing this out as food for thought. Completely remove the old door and all the wood framing - build a new wall on one side of the concrete opening and frame for the new door and just forget about trying to fit the new door into the old concrete opening.
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Just throwing this out as food for thought. Completely remove the old door and all the wood framing - build a new wall on one side of the concrete opening and frame for the new door and just forget about trying to fit the new door into the old concrete opening.
Thanks, but I think Id have a hard time trying to hang the door from scratch...I did think about it though...

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