I'm replacing an entry door from my attached garage coming into the
house and have run into an interesting twist that I have not seen
before. Was wondering how others may have dealt with this.
It's a 30 inch prehung steel entry door with the special hinges for
doors that open out, 5 1/4 inch jambs.
The tricky part is the existing threshold on the old door is made of
solid concrete. It's a little mini slab that is 5 1/4 deep, 30 inches
or so wide and runs down about a foot all the way to the blocks that
make up the basement wall. It's a solid piece as far as I can tell.
I figure I will need to either remove the whole thig and reframe or
somehow try to cut/shave down the cement until level with sublfoor.
Since the cement threshold is already 1.5 inches above the sublfoor I
can't just set the new door on top, the step up would be too much.
I'm pretty certain I will need to remove the whole thing as it would
be hard and dusty to try to cut out part of it and get a level smooth
surface to set the new door into.
Anybody dealt with this before? Is this a common technique? I have
not seen it before but then again I may not have noticed anyway. The
house was built in the early 50's.
Thanks for any thoughts you may have.