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Old 06-20-2019, 10:05 PM   #1
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Replacing 1977 Sliding Glass Door


I am replacing a sliding glass door that was retro-fitted in 1977. Upon inspection I found the exterior block walls were never core filled with concrete. The concrete header has to be removed due to cracking. It will be replaced with a wood header. Looking for best way to core fill block where door frame is to be mounted.
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I am replacing a sliding glass door that was retro-fitted in 1977. Upon inspection I found the exterior block walls were never core filled with concrete. The concrete header has to be removed due to cracking. It will be replaced with a wood header. Looking for best way to core fill block where door frame is to be mounted.
I don't know about filling block, are you sure that a wood beam would carry the weight and if the bock carried the weight before why does it need to be filled now. And why not just remove some on the side to support the beam with wood.

Check your door height, they are 80" rough opening for height now.
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The block needs to be filled to meet our current building codes. The concrete header, which is cracked, will be replaced with 4 2x8's, and 2 2x6 jack studs nailed together on each side.
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The block needs to be filled to meet our current building codes. The concrete header, which is cracked, will be replaced with 4 2x8's, and 2 2x6 jack studs nailed together on each side.
That sounds like it should be one or other but like I said, I know little about block buildings. Do they want rebar are special requirement for strength of concrete.
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As originally stated, I an just looking for the best solution for core filling the block that the door frame is to be mounted to.
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The block needs to be filled to meet our current building codes
Why do you feel the need to meet current new construction codes with an existing building? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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