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Old 06-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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I have a covered porch open on two sides , floor is concrete with rowlock. I plan to enclose with sliding glass doors . Do I need to use treated 2x4 for the sill plate ?

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By rowlock, do you mean interlocking concrete pavers? Can you post a pic?

If the surface is flat to within 1/4" over the width of a door, I would think that a sill would not be required. Aluminum framed Sliding glass doors on a slab foundation are mounted directly to the concrete.

In brickwork the term rowlock refers to special shaped bricks.

http://www.brick.com/architect/specialshapes.htm
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Treated sills are used under any framing that contacts concrete.

The doors themselves might be able to be installed on the concrete--If it is close enough to level to be shimmed and grouted.

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More thoughts on rowlock

If the open sides rowlock of the porch is made of rectangular shaped concrete pavers bonded to a poured concrete porch then the rowlock may just be removed for what IMO would be a cleaner design.

Thanks to Wikipedia, I may have a better image of your porch with the open sides edged with rowlock

Click here for rowlock

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