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Attaching an exterior door into brick/concrete?

Attaching an exterior door into brick/concrete?

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Old 10-23-16, 09:55 AM
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Attaching an exterior door into brick/concrete?

Hi,
Just removed an old exterior door - probably in in place since the 1950s. I was hoping to find a wood stud to nail the new jam, etc. into, but it's a combo of brick & concrete (see picture).

Best way to attach? Tapcon? I think I can get my hands on a .22 nailer as well.

Thanks!
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Old 10-23-16, 10:42 AM
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How wide is the opening? do you have room to add a PT 2x on each side?
 
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I wish! Might get a cat's whisker between the frame and the existing block.
 
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Old 10-23-16, 04:38 PM
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Securing the jamb to the interior stud might be all you can do. Shims and door and window foam will do the rest. Use a good polyurethane sealant on the exterior.
 
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Old 10-28-16, 12:42 AM
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Looks like a perfect application for a sliding pocket/cavity door
 
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