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Old 02-19-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have a standard 6'x8' sliding patio door that I want to swap out for a new french door. I got lucky and found a great deal on a new door. Problem is the jam does not fit. I need some info on building or buying a remodel jam. Is this something that I can build myself? The door I purchased is a prehung door but does not have a remodel jam. Help. Wife wants this in NOW..... One of the doors is fixed as well. I would really like to make this door live as well.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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I have a standard 6'x8' sliding patio door that I want to swap out for a new french door. I got lucky and found a great deal on a new door. Problem is the jam does not fit. I need some info on building or buying a remodel jam. Is this something that I can build myself? The door I purchased is a prehung door but does not have a remodel jam. Help. Wife wants this in NOW..... One of the doors is fixed as well. I would really like to make this door live as well.
Remodel Jamb? As in to fit inside the old door? They aren't too popular and I would never use one. Just take out the old door and install the new one
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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should be able to use exisiting jamb. finish off with interior casing.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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"Wife wants this in NOW!"

Tell her that you want it to look good, so she will have to be patient. Sure, that will work.

Use a reciprocating saw to cut the screws or nails, whichever is holding the sliding door. As stated previously, I wouldn't use a remodel jam. Simply assure that the opening is the correct size and shim to fit.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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that should work. new casing around frame. good to go.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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I have a standard 6'x8' sliding patio door that I want to swap out for a new french door. I got lucky and found a great deal on a new door. Problem is the jam does not fit. I need some info on building or buying a remodel jam. Is this something that I can build myself? The door I purchased is a prehung door but does not have a remodel jam. Help. Wife wants this in NOW..... One of the doors is fixed as well. I would really like to make this door live as well.
You need to be a little more specific on what you're doing. Are you dealing with the rough opening or the frame of the old door? Is the jamb too wide or too high?
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