Window into patio door question.

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  1. Dec 5, 2011 #1

    trumpetdoc

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    Hello. For some reason, the builders/ pref owners have a window overlooking a courtyard that just begs a door.
    So, we want to place on there. Will take a bit of framing in since the window is quite large bit my question is:
    It's in las Vegas and is is on a PTS foundation. No basement.
    I have helped with a similar project when I was younger and researched this immensely...but as I can figure, after the rough opening is framed to size, king, cripple, header etc would think I need to "remove" the floor plate/sill plate???
    The floor plate is bolted down to the foundation. If I leave then the sill. Will be quite a bit higher than the interior floor.
    Any thoughts??

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 5, 2011 #2

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    It should come out, Unless you are doing a sliding glass door, we leave a 2x4 there to bring top up to the height of the windows when you have 8 ft ceiling.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #3

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    Any pearls on removing the bolted floor plate?
     
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    Engineers like to have bolts every 3 or 4 ft and I have never had one complain about removing one for a door.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 #5

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    I live in the northeast & have never heard of a PTS foundation. Can someone clue me in?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 #6

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    I beleive he has pressure treated wood foundation.
     

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