Patio door problems

Old 06-04-22, 11:11 AM
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Patio door problems

I had a church Outreach group come help me with trying to get a door put into my back patio. I noticed that the door extended inside leaving about an inch or so exposed. I think this door was meant for a 2x6 frame and not 2x4. As you can see from my photos there is nothing exposed outside and it's pretty much flush with the siding period I'm planning to put vinyl siding up. My question is what do I do on the inside there so that I get rid of that? I thought about just putting another sheet of drywall up on that wall it's not that big and I already have to make major repairs to the wall.

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You can wrap the wooden door frame in trim stock. Then frame the door opening with J channel.
Old 06-05-22, 05:44 AM
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The exterior jamb of the door should be flush with the exterior sheathing. Yours doesn't seem to have been installed at the right depth. So that should be changed, since it will reduce the depth sticking out inside. After that, if it still sticks out inside, you can always shim the studs on the interior wall so that 1 layer of drywall will be flush with the interior jamb.

Or install the door so that it protrudes the normal amount on the inside (1/2" past the framing) and trim what sticks out on the outside. (As Pilot Dane suggested).

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