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6″ thick sliding door in a 2*4 wall?

canada_deck | Posted in General Questions on

I’m upgrading the sliding door in a space that used to be a garage.  The walls are 2*4″ studs.  The new efficient sliding door has a 5⅞” mechanically fastened vinyl frame.  Will I have any issues installing that or is it just a matter of ensuring I use trim to accommodate the extra thickness?

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    Michael Maines | | #1

    You'll probably want to furr out the framing so you can fully attach the jambs, but it would depend on the jamb design. Otherwise you are probably good to go. The 5 7/8" jamb is an unusual dimension; most windows and doors are set up for either 4 9/16" or 6 9/16" jambs, and usually the 6 9/16" jambs are just 4 9/16" with trim extensions added on.

  2. canada_deck | | #2

    Here is the info for the sliding door:

    1. Expert Member
      MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #3


      I would fur out the wall around the door, but think through how that can become an architectural feature. Make it a foot wide? Maybe that bump out is mirrored at the ends of the room and the space in between is book shelves? Think of it as an opportunity.

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