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Old 09-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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raise an exterior door to compensate for higher flooring


I am installing a new tile floor for the first time. I have a problem with my (steel) exterior door clearance after the concrete backer board and tile is installed. The floor would be too thick and I need to trim the door. (Is this possible???) Furthermore, I need to know how to raise the threshold up over the new floor.

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raise an exterior door to compensate for higher flooring


There are several ways to address that----a lot depends on your skills and needs.

If the door is old --often removing the door and frame and installing a new one at a higher elevation is the easiest way.

Steel doors can be cut and a new bottom installed---then remove the old thresh hold and install a new one---that is actually harder to do than installing a new door--

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