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Install Jeld Wen sliding door in Existing Opening Concrete Block Wall

I purchased a Jeld Wen Premium Atlantic Vinyl 3800 sliding door 79.5 x 71.5.  The opening in the concrete Block wall is 81 x 74, What should I use and how should I install the door including the  and any flashing that is needed.  The door has the nailing fin attached 



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Posted 2012-03-13T00:06:46+0000  by dpage dpage
Dan, I would go every 12 to 18 inches, that should secure it nicely.
Posted 2012-04-03T15:14:41+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI

Thanks, so just one in the center of each board every 12 to 18"?



Posted 2012-04-03T23:04:45+0000  by dpage
Hello Dan, yes that would be sufficient. Also make sure you are caulking & insulating.

Posted 2012-04-05T14:28:30+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI


Doors in, looks good now all I need to do is trim out the exterior and interior.  Would 1x4 pressure treated be a good choice for the exterior frame?

Once again thanks for your help it has been invaluable.



Posted 2012-04-07T21:05:21+0000  by dpage

Hello dpage, congrats in getting your door installed!


You can go with treated lumber, but since you have a vinyl door installed, I would suggest going with Azek trim boards, these trim boards come in a variety of widths, and you can also rip the boards to a specific width you need. They are smooth on one side and have a wood grain on the other.


Take some picture of your project, we would love to see the final result.

Posted 2012-04-08T20:22:55+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
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