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Bshox

12:23PM | 06/11/03
Member Since: 06/10/03
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I have recently decided to replace my aluminum sliding door for a newer steel french one. Unfortunately, as is most of the measurements in my 1968 built home, the opening is only 73" wide. A quick visit to my local ***** showed that the 72" door is actually 74" wide due to brick molding. Any suggestions?

homebild

06:48PM | 06/13/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Actually, the width of a 72" french door would be at least 74" not including the brick mold....

But the answer to your question is that you have to increase the width of the rough openeing to accomodate the door and that is going to force you to also remove and replace the header above the door.

If this is on a bearing wall you will need a professional to make the adjustments for you.

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