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07-02-18, 11:10 AM
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Pretty sure that's the depth of the route. Most...

Pretty sure that's the depth of the route. Most doors I've seen are 1 3/4" wide.
07-02-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By guit-box

Seems like this is affordable and could work...

Seems like this is affordable and could work without the threshold. They recommend a threshold but I take that to mean it will still work decent without it. And it can be cut up to 4" which will work...
07-02-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By guit-box

Yeah, I wasn't thinking about the sweep dragging...

Yeah, I wasn't thinking about the sweep dragging the rug. My wife tends to put a really low rug on the landing that has a rubber bottom, so I wonder if that will get dragged or not. A threshold is...
07-02-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,765
Posted By guit-box

I decided to go with an inswing for now for...

I decided to go with an inswing for now for reasons that a lot of people mentioned. It turned out nice but it's super annoying to have to navigate a tiny landing with stairs on one side and a wall on...
06-28-18, 08:32 PM
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Views: 2,729
Posted By guit-box

I did cut the door so it's 1/4"-3/8" above the...

I did cut the door so it's 1/4"-3/8" above the floor. Can't I also find an under door sweep that will take up that same space and then not need a threshold or am I missing something?
06-28-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By guit-box

Should I install a door sweep or threshold?

I just installed an old wooden door with a old-style wooden sill. I saw an interesting door sweep that gets mortised into the bottom edge of the door and was thinking of using that, but they are a...
06-28-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,765
Posted By guit-box

Should I install a threshold or door sweep?

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06-20-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

Thanks for the info, I'll go with the membrane...

Thanks for the info, I'll go with the membrane then.
06-20-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

So, no sill pan with the 2" oak sill then? I...

So, no sill pan with the 2" oak sill then?

I just made a form and created a sloping concrete slab that matches the bottom slope of the wood sill. My feeling is that with the waterproof membrane...
06-20-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

I just bought some Tite Seal: Self adhesive...

I just bought some Tite Seal: Self adhesive waterproof flashing, and I think I'll use that under the sill and verticals. I'm sure a sill pan is better, but no one I've talked with at the home store...
06-20-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

I had Siwek Lumber build me the wood sill. It's a...

I had Siwek Lumber build me the wood sill. It's a 2" slab of oak that has 4 surfaces angled so the resulting sill is sloped about 7 degrees -- I think. It's mortised/screwed into the jams which have...
06-19-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

The original was rotten, but it was over 100...

The original was rotten, but it was over 100 years old. I wasn't aware of a sill pan. Do you build one or buy one and where?
06-19-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By guit-box

Screw the sill down or not?

I've seen videos that recommend attaching an exterior door sill with screws to the subfloor. However, I just removed my old sill and only found concrete block under the sill. I was planning to mix up...
06-18-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By guit-box

The new bearing hinges and slightly deeper...

The new bearing hinges and slightly deeper mortise on the jams did the trick. It seems like since the top hinge takes most of the tension of the 3 hinges that a simple builder fudge might be to bury...
06-17-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By guit-box

Well, the frame is not installed at this point,...

Well, the frame is not installed at this point, so there's going to be some bowing until it's all shimmed and screwed into the opening. I'm trying to get everything as close to complete so there are...
06-17-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By guit-box

Any of you door hanging hinge experts out have...

Any of you door hanging hinge experts out have suggestions for me?

I looked over my hinges and have come to two possible solutions. When I pull the pin from my cast iron hinges and remove the gap,...
06-16-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By guit-box

This guy adjusts the hinges by bending the hinge...

This guy adjusts the hinges by bending the hinge on the door, but these look like sheet metal hinges and I think mine are cast iron and heavier. Mine don't see to want to bend. Maybe I'm going at...
06-16-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By guit-box

Door hinges: new vs old

I built a frame for an old door, squared up the door and cut the hinge mortices on the door and frame. Everything lines up just great, the hinges are all flush with the wood or 1/64" or so flush. ...
06-08-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By guit-box

Yes, all my doors have that copper weather...

Yes, all my doors have that copper weather striping. I'm redoing this door with a new frame with the modern weather stripping that presses into a kerf. I trimmed about 3/8" off the sides of the door...
06-07-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By guit-box

Measurements of this door and other old doors in...

Measurements of this door and other old doors in my house give a bevel of closer to 1.5-2 degrees, not nearly what I had guessed. So maybe it's worth it to match what's there when I square up the...
06-07-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By guit-box

I just watched a few youtube videos on the...

I just watched a few youtube videos on the subject. My door has the back bevel on both sides, but I only saw videos recommending a 3 degree bevel on the handle/lock side to prevent binding against...
06-07-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By guit-box

Door edges: angled or square?

I have an old salvage door and was thinking of squaring it up before I build a new frame. However, I noticed that both the hinge and lock side of the stiles are angled ( maybe 5-10 deg off square) so...
05-30-18, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By guit-box

Yeah, I'm not a contractor and I don't care about...

Yeah, I'm not a contractor and I don't care about codes in this case, I'm not going to use tempered glass if it's more money and I have to have it made to order. They didn't have tempered glass in...
05-29-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By guit-box

Much of the glass in my house has bubbles and...

Much of the glass in my house has bubbles and waves in it because it was made in 1912, so I'm not too concerned about tiny panes on a back door. It would be nice if it was more durable than the old...
05-29-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By guit-box

If double strength glass is the min, what's...

If double strength glass is the min, what's better than that? How about Lowe's or other cheaper solutions? A specialty glass shop sounds expensive.
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