Cutting A Door Into Basement Wall - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


I have a 48" The concrete is about four feet high and the window sits on the concrete wall. I plan to remove the window and have a professional cut out the concrete opening for the door. The siding comes down about a foot below the top of the concrete wall. The question is how big an opening for the door. Being told 41.5 inches to allow for the door framing to be attached the concrete opening on both sides? How do I cover the gap where the brick mold is attached to the siding but not the concrete as the siding is over the concrete?

Advertisement

klaffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


Quote:
Originally Posted by klaffey View Post
I have a 48" The concrete is about four feet high and the window sits on the concrete wall. I plan to remove the window and have a professional cut out the concrete opening for the door. The siding comes down about a foot below the top of the concrete wall. The question is how big an opening for the door. Being told 41.5 inches to allow for the door framing to be attached the concrete opening on both sides? How do I cover the gap where the brick mold is attached to the siding but not the concrete as the siding is over the concrete?
The opening for the door would be based on the size of the door you would be putting in. The door frame should not be attached to the concrete. You should be installing a wood frame aroung the prehung door. So the rough opening would include the doors requirements and the framing material.
You will remove all the siding around this unit.
After the door is in and the exterior trim is applied, you will reside to the new opening.
Ron

Advertisement

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
Concrete & Masonry
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,796
Rewards Points: 2,144
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


Quote:
Originally Posted by klaffey View Post
I have a 48" The concrete is about four feet high and the window sits on the concrete wall. I plan to remove the window and have a professional cut out the concrete opening for the door. The siding comes down about a foot below the top of the concrete wall. The question is how big an opening for the door. Being told 41.5 inches to allow for the door framing to be attached the concrete opening on both sides?

Sounds like a 36" door, which has a rough opening of 38.25-38.5" plus 1.5" per side (3" total) for 2x lumber attached to the masonry equals 41.5".

How do I cover the gap where the brick mold is attached to the siding but not the concrete as the siding is over the concrete?
Why not get rid of the brick mold and just use some form of 1x4 or the like?
jomama45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


That will work thanks! The door will be exposed to the outside until a garage addition covers it later this year. It will then be an interior door.
klaffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


Quote:
Originally Posted by klaffey View Post
That will work thanks! The door will be exposed to the outside until a garage addition covers it later this year. It will then be an interior door.
Then you'll need to install a fire rated door.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Cutting a door into basement wall


Will do! Thanks!

Advertisement

klaffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water coming in over the top of the wall in the basement michaelduke Building & Construction 5 03-06-2011 03:13 PM
Basement floor leaking after wall repair unfortunateluck Building & Construction 6 02-15-2011 07:05 PM
vapor barrier on basement pony wall hobbs in vanvouver Building & Construction 3 02-13-2011 09:07 AM
Finishing Basement Wall - Stairs Along Concrete Rob1976 General DIY Discussions 5 02-02-2011 09:39 AM
Best way to cover over brick wall in basement? tigereye Remodeling 4 04-14-2009 11:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts