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GOGO GADGET 01-21-2010 10:07 PM

Converting frenchdoors into sliders/pocketdoors exterior app
 
I am replacing a four glass panel curtain wall system 200" x80" xoox 2 fixed on the ends and dbl slider in the center. I want to go with 2"x6" walls on each end and create a double french door slider/pocket door with screens

could use some planning tips


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Ron6519 01-22-2010 11:14 AM

How would you seal out the weather? Do these doors go to the exterior?
Ron

jlhaslip 01-22-2010 01:25 PM

check the rough opening size for height.
the standard for exterior doors is an 80 inch door slab plus the top jamb plus the threshold plus some wiggle room (1/2 inch +/-).
you may need to special order the door or spend some time changing the height, but it should be doable.

if there is a header for the 200" rough opening there already, you should be good to go. you will need some framing installed for the door installation, which will greatly reduce the span and make the header 'too strong', but that is better than the other option. :)


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