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Thank you again XSleeper.... Last question,...

Thank you again XSleeper....

Last question, just for clarification........ "Don't tool the caulk". Do you mean the 795 on the glass or the OSI on the stucco/jchannel (Or both)? I saw some...
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Posted By RickDel

Thanks XSleeper!! I'll order Dow Corning 795...

Thanks XSleeper!! I'll order Dow Corning 795 today!

As for the stucco / Jchannel, do you mean this area I've highlighted with red arrows? And if so, can I caulk that with 795 too? (I actually...
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Window Leak / How to Seal?

Hello, I have a large window that's been leaking a couple years. It initially started with just a little water forming on the window ledge, but now it's getting worse with puddles and water running...
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Posted By RickDel

Question Need Help, my magnetic reed switches are working in reverse.

Hello, I installed two french doors and replaced the magnetic reed switches. I used Honeywell 951WG-WH Stubby Recessed Magnetic Contact Switch from Amazon (Link)...
12-28-18, 08:09 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Thanks for the replies...... I actually got it...

Thanks for the replies...... I actually got it really tight by just knocking down some drywall and using 15 gauge nails. There's a couple places with 1/32" - 1/16" gaps, but that will easily be...
12-17-18, 07:29 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Trimming interior doors. Large gaps between jamb and trim.

Hello, I'm trimming a couple interior french doors where the jambs are NOT flush with the drywall at the tops and bottoms. They're flush for the majority of the jamb, but from the top and bottom...
11-09-18, 05:56 AM
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Posted By RickDel

XSleeper, I wrote long message but for some...

XSleeper, I wrote long message but for some reason it failed to post and was lost.

Anyhow, just wanted to say Thank You!
11-05-18, 08:19 PM
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Posted By RickDel

XSleeper, I am using a 78 level, but also my...

XSleeper, I am using a 78 level, but also my laser level because I feel I can get more accurate readings.

I know my sill is slightly off. I overlooked leveling it because I assumed it was...
11-05-18, 02:49 PM
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Posted By RickDel

New french doors not closing properly. Please help!!

I installed a set of Thermatru french doors. Everything is level, plumb, square, checked crossleg, even gaps. EVERYTHING looks good, but my doors aren't closing properly.

The right is a little...
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Posted By RickDel

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking, but glad to...

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking, but glad to hear it from someone with some knowledge and experience. Thanks!
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Posted By RickDel

Can I replace double doors without repairing rim joist?

I'm replacing two sets of double doors that are rotten from water damage. I also plan to replace the rotten subflooring, including the subflooring under the bottom plate to the left and right of the...
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Posted By RickDel

Thanks guys! PJmax, the shims were my...

Thanks guys!

PJmax, the shims were my concern when I thought about running the wires at the top of the jamb. Can you explain how I do that? Do I just run the wire around the shim? And...
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Posted By RickDel

How do I use wired recessed mag contact with french doors?

I've tried to research this but either I'm using the wrong terminology or doing something else wrong, because I can't find this answer anywhere...

I'm replacing a door with french doors and want...
10-22-18, 07:22 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Not sure why I was thinking 45's, but THANK YOU!

Not sure why I was thinking 45's, but THANK YOU!
10-22-18, 07:08 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Ok, and I assume add the 45's and fold the...

Ok, and I assume add the 45's and fold the corners over? Thanks
10-22-18, 06:46 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Thanks XSleeper. You actually offered some...

Thanks XSleeper. You actually offered some advise on these doors a week or two ago. After researching and talking to some local carpenters, I've determined I'm going to cut 5 1/2" off the ends...
10-22-18, 06:10 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Therma Tru 4 9/16 Sill and sill extender question.

XSleeper, I saw you answered a similar question, so I hope you chime in.

I ordered two sets of Therma Tru Smooth Star 60x80 French Doors. with 4 9/16 Ultra Jambs. I currently have a 5/4" ledger...
10-22-18, 08:07 AM
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Posted By RickDel

I was thinking that too. Do you know the best...

I was thinking that too. Do you know the best way to attach it? Maybe clips to the upper layer of siding I didn't pull or tape it down?

Just curious what pro's do?

Thanks
10-21-18, 10:01 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Is it ok to pull the siding and leave house exposed to weather for a few weeks?

Hello, I need to pull my siding to install two sets of french doors. I'm still waiting for some supplies to arrive to initiate the job and I KNOW this is going to take me 10x longer than it would...
10-02-18, 06:16 PM
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Posted By RickDel

XSleeper, Thank you very much for your opinions.

XSleeper, Thank you very much for your opinions.
10-02-18, 06:11 PM
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Posted By RickDel

XSleeper, Thank you for the suggestions. I'll...

XSleeper, Thank you for the suggestions. I'll start researching that.

Do you think I should consider a different type of membrane? I think if I got a non 'flex' type that I just slip...
10-02-18, 05:50 PM
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Posted By RickDel

XSleeper, Maybe I don't understand you, but...

XSleeper, Maybe I don't understand you, but these doors are coming out due to rot and poor flashing and new doors are going in the rough opening. I planned to pull the jchannel and siding and...
10-02-18, 05:39 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Need help flashing door with Dupont Flexwrap.

Hello, I need to replace two sets of french doors. I want to weatherproof with DuPont Flexwrap and Straight Flash, but not sure I'm going to be able to use Flexwrap because there's only about 1/2 to...
09-11-18, 05:57 PM
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Posted By RickDel

Question Ext Door Flashing can I combine flexwrap and jamsill?

Hello, I need to replace an exterior french door. I've been researching and have MANY questions but one I can't seem to find the answer is:

Can I combine both a flexwrap membrane with a flashing...
07-18-18, 05:45 PM
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Views: 557
Posted By RickDel

Thanks guys! Zorfdt, just curious why you'd...

Thanks guys!

Zorfdt, just curious why you'd go that route? Is it for appearance or function?

I was thinking of just using one the Sharkbite fittings with shutoff valve and running a stainless...
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