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Old 01-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I've posted this on other forum and would like to get as much info as possible between all replies.

I'm about to loose one of my garage doors due to completely rotted out jamb. The garage is all brick circa 1940's and it has pieces of wood mortared in brick to provide a nailing surface. Now, I know, that construction industry has made many advances over the last 70 years but i'm still not sure what to use to attach my new 2x6 jamb to the brick. It has to be able to support a 4'x7' carriage door. I've thought about using Tapcon screws every 12" or so, and also using them to attach the hinges through the 2x6 into the brick. If there's anything better out there or "proper" thechnique, please let me know.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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but i'm still not sure what to use to attach my new 2x6 jamb to the brick.
Is there any reason to believe that you need to look beyond what has been shown to work for 70 years? As you can see... the wood will rot before most fasteners will fail.

That said... cut nails, tapcons, lags... whatever is closest to the back of the door of the truck when the carpenter reaches in for something will work just about as fine as anything else.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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I'd use tapcons. Actually, I just did the same exact thing about 1.5 years ago and I did use tapcons.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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What made the door rot? We cannot tell where you live if you give us no clues. I might think about fixing that situation. How is the moisture getting to the door? How often just from natural causes? Are you in Florida or Louisiana being bombarded by hurricanes or living up near me with bullet holes that let water in.

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Old 01-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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If it were mine, I'd use treated lumber, with sill sealer between the new wood & brick as a capilary break, and fasten with 1/4" Tapcons at 16"-20" spacing.........
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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If anything is a issue to be concerned about it's the mortar joints at at that jamb face with 70 years of weather exposure. But if these "pieces of wood mortared in brick to provide a nailing surface" aren't deteriorated there's no reason to believe they can't continue to do their job.

If they are damaged or deteriorated... then replace them.
That might be a good opportunity to use some cool 21st century adhesives
or epoxies or summat that the OP seems to be interested in.

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