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Replacing front door on my house.


So I'm getting rid of my one door to go to a bigger door with satalites I can open with screens. The hole I'm going to use is a large window beside my original door. Now I'm going to use ar500 plate to close and wall in the original door opening. Should I go 3/8 or 1/2 ar500. It would give me something to stand behind if shot at. :think:

 



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So, my suggestion would be to use 1/2"" if for no reason other than it's a standard construction size and it will simplify your life when you do the finish work (there's nothing worse than having to build up an 1/8"" mudbed that stays level all the way across). In fact, most of the time it will wind up getting blended and I can walk into a house and see that crap where they took shortcuts. Makes me shake my head in disappointment.

Is your house slump block or stick built? If frame are your exterior walls 2x4 or x6? Since any framing you add would not be load bearing (even on that exterior wall), you can hope for 2x6 and then use 2x4 for the fill frame to allow room for attaching the AR500. I have no idea what you would do if the house is block though. The furring strips are likely 1x2 so once you repair the door with block you would be able to add the AR500 but I don't know how you would attach the drywall, short of adding 1/4"" spacers and maybe gluing the sheetrock?

This is interesting... keep us updated on how the project goes. I've never had to blend in a material that disparate.

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Hello. Can you share your successes in this case? Like the previous commenter, I'm interested in hearing from you about what type of structure you have. Do you have a block house or a panel house? There are always problems with blockhouses. When I tried to replace the front door in a block house with a more modern, double automatic door, I had to redo the doorway. Yes, I bombed the wall next to it to fit the double door. After a while, I gave up. My wife told me to contact https://www.internaldoors.co.uk/internal-doors/victorian. She knew that besides selling doors, these professionals could also install them. This saved me a lot of trouble with the house. Try this option if you aren't successful on your own.



-- Edited by peterolfe on Tuesday 21st of June 2022 05:55:11 AM

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