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08:26AM | 05/12/03
Member Since: 04/14/03
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Im about to install doors and windows. I have the 1/2" plywood sheathing on. The Tyvek is on. If im using 3/8" rough sawn cedar plywood siding do I install the doors and windows after the siding or before. Also, Im using 2x6 walls and most doors and windows come for 2x4. I mount it flush with the outside, then how to I make up the difference on the inside?


04:06PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Before the siding, and after parts of the flashing. The windows are ordered for 2x6 walls or supplied with jamb extensions dependent on the manufacturer & type could be drywall returns.. the doors you have no choice but to order the jamb for your finish style & 2x6 framing or they won't work, (unless they all swing out? don't think so except maybe Florida I've heard they have to there).


06:23PM | 05/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
The eagle is right!
If you have 2x6 walls, you need to ordeer your prehung doors with a 6-9/16" jamb or it will never open beyond 90°

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