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Cutting DG door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by seanoge, 9 Sep 2020.

  1. seanoge

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    I have problems with this step late at night taking the dog out. It's uo then down the other side. Was wondering if I could cut the bottom of the Door sill. This door originally led to outside but now leads to a conservatory. I am sure the door sides are well fixed to the wall to prevent movement. Any thoughts on this?
     

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  3. big-all

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    my thoughts
    you would have a heck off a draught unless your conservatory stays warmish
    you will have probably several bricks under the frame
    you will need a transition about 12" wide that will probably be on a slope and will need a lip off perhaps 6mm each side to Finnish off the tiles and laminate
    will be really awkward to cut out without damaging the floor or tiles
     
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    It looks like 180mm cill and its difficult to say where the door is fixed in relation to the total thickness of the wall/cavity etc, is the sitting on the outer skin or the inner, my guess its a bit of both hence the need for a 180mm cill most are just 150mm, removing the cill might only expose the top of the outer skin of brickwork anyway so you'd still have something to step over, lopping the cill off is easy with a multi tool but like I said all your doing is exposing the course of bricks under it
     
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    Will still be a step between levels
     
  6. seanoge

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    There would still be a step, but goping to level. Just looking to remove the Door part of the sill. Is it fixed to the floor, or is it just part of the Frame & the uprighte are screwed to the walls?
     
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    is there any visible screws holding the grey ribbed bit to the frame if so remove them and have a look
     
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    The grey parts will have an 'L' shaped bracket underneath and they go under the door frame and a few inches up so you won't be able to remove the threshold without butchering it out
     
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    that answers my question i never fit through the bottom off the door frame because off the dpm but any in his door would be hidden but not possible if its a fixed component (y)
     
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    No visible screws. What are the 2 slots for?
     
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    To drain any water that might build up in the channel, hence it's not really recommended to fix down through the threshold and cill
     
  13. seanoge

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    Took the plunge, just with the All strip removed it makes a huge difference. Thank you all
     

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