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Topic by 5grls posted 10-16-2015 04:11 AM 7885 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2015 04:11 AM

I am planning on raising a sunken family room about 4 inches, and read previous posts about how to do this. One problem I have is how to deal with the sliding patio door, which will need to be raised to accommodate the new floor height. I imagine I will need to remove the door and cut out a bit off the top of the hole to accommodate the new raised position. Do I need to do this first, so I’ll be able to close up the house while I’m building up the floor? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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10-16-2015 07:21 PM

You also have a header above the door that is load bearing – which has to be addressed as well. Some people put a step about 3’ inside the door and leave the door as it is.

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10-16-2015 11:04 PM

If the header can not be modified and you don’t wish to leave a step, you might consider replacement of the sliding door with a double door. Many standards can be easily cut to fit lower head room. Cheaper than a custom made slider.

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10-20-2015 07:01 AM

Bold1 has a good idea but are you ok to forgot the sliding door ?
Double door could take too much spaces

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