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Old 05-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #16
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Here is the picture of the original door witch you can see it just sits on the concrete slab .... now I don't know if this is correct or not
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I'm sorry but can you please explain what a sill flashing is in a more elementary way I've never done it ..
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Do not use drywall screws there. They will rust eventually. At the very least, you should provide a sill flashing, even if it is just tape and not metal.
Agreed on the screws but how is tape or metal going to help if that step isn't dealt with?
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I see the problem now in the earlier pic. I agree with Ron, lose the step or the bottom of the new door will soon be rotted.
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I don't know if this matter but the house is on a concrete slab and there is no tile.... I was going to install the front door first then tile the house I'm I doing this backwards?
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This is exactly why I'm replacing this door because the bottom is rotten , witch step is this ?
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witch step is this ?
This one, the brick.
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Ok that's some tile that was left over you guys are saying to remove this tile ? And apply sill flashing and then I can tile on top of the sill flashing ?
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Mind you the door is about 6 inches before that step
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Water, snow, wet leaves, etc will lay on that brick ledge, against the door, and slowly rot out the bottom. Same as the previous door. If you can remove that "step", the water will not lay against the door.
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How can I remove that step , that's the hight of the concrete slab for the interior , the only way I can think in removing the step is raising the hight of the concrete in the outside of the house ?
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Mind you the door is about 6 inches before that step
Exactly, that "is" the problem.

Re-read the post of this thread.
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Should I install the door right at the edge of the steps , that way the door is not sitting 6 inches behind the steps ?
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Or maybe I can cut with a concrete saw 6 inches off that step
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That step looks like brick faced with tile, Once the door is out it should be no problem to just pop the brick out of there.

After that, you would create a new step that would be the same height as what you have now (flush with the slab) but would only protrude out as far as the new door jamb.

Once that's done you're ready to install your new (yet to be built) pan flashing which will contain both the door and the sidelight and keep the water (at the bottom anyway) from entering you home.
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