need a new patio door...wife hates ours!!

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Old 02-07-07, 06:26 PM
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need a new patio door...wife hates ours!!

need a new french style patio door....I THINK it is standard, but in looking at lowes/HD...the measurements include the frame too....where can i measure to see that it is the correct size to replace....and what do I do then!!..is it difficult to replace it over a weekend, or am I being foolish thinking I can do it myself....of course I am a man, and I do have tools........
 
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Old 02-07-07, 07:28 PM
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Measure from the inside face of the door frame and add 1 1/2" to that measurement. This will give you the approximate size of the door opening, or Rough Opening (RO). You can measure the doors at the big box stores and see if it will fit in your RO.
 
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Old 02-07-07, 09:29 PM
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thanks chandler

two helps in one night..thanks...I will post what I measure tomm...I have it measured about 3 times, but keep losing the sheets!
 
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Old 02-08-07, 04:52 AM
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To know for sure what will fit, pull the side trim on the existing door and measure between the studs.
 
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Old 02-08-07, 09:52 AM
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found the house plans.....

the door schedule show a 6' x 6'8" french door, which is 72 x 80....saw those at lowes/HD....it has an astersik tho that says "french door has 1' x 6' mull above"..what is that and does that affect anything?? Also, is putting one of these in pretty easy??...seems like it would be, but I have never done it..thanks
 
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Old 02-09-07, 05:03 AM
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The only door carried by either of those big box stores I would consider, is the Andersen Frenchwood. But to answer your question. Putting in a patio door is like putting in a smaller door, it is just larger. The threshold has to be level, and the jambs plumb, and the frame can't be twisted. Proper flashing of threshold and door frame is a must. Follow the manufacturers directions for anchoring the frame. Get those things correct and the door should work for years with no problems.
 
 

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