So… You would like to replace your existing window with a ranch slider or with a How much the teeth are angled out on a circular saw blade. of french doors. This article contains eazy to follow, step-by-step instructions to help you along the way, along with estimated time involved.
Getting to know the structure around the window
a – The top horizontal framing member of the wall.: Usually 100×50 (2×4)
b – The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.: Usually 100×50 (2×4)
c – Studs: Usually 100×50 (2×4)
d – A supporting member. or Header; A beam placed perpendicular to wall studs above doors, windows or other openings to carry the weight of structural loads.: Size is determined by length. Usually 100mm (4″) wide and 25mm (1″) thickness per 300mm (12″) of length. For example, a beam 2400mm (8ft) long would need to be 200×100 (4×8).
e – Understud: Supports the beam. Usually 100×50 (2×4)
f – Noggings (blockings): Usually 100×50 (2×4)
g – Frame underneath the window. Usually 100×50 (2×4). This is to be removed.
h – Scotia or cornice: Decorative moulding round the top of the wall.
i – Architrave: Moulding round the window.
j – Skirting: Moulding round the bottom of internal wall.
k – Wall lining: Usually plaster A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide..
Measuring up for the ranch slider
A new ranch slider may take between one and four weeks to make so plan for it to be on site before the existing window is removed.
Most ranch slider or french door manufacturers will come out to the site and give a free measure and quote service. This is the best option, however, if you want to measure up yourself, this is how to go about it.
To measure for the new ranch slider, first take the architraves off the existing window (the internal mouldings around the window jambs) so the timber frame around the window can be seen.
Measure from the floor to the underside of the lintel. This is the rough The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens. height.
Measure from side frame (understud) to side frame (understud). This is the rough trim width.
Deduct 10mm (3/8″) off each of the above measurements to get the ‘box’ size, or the exact size of the overall height and width of the ranch slider The frame in which a door or window sits. The top and two sides of a door or window frame that contact the door or sash. A vertical member at the side of a window frame, or the horizontal member at the top of the window frame, as in head jamb. liners (also called reveals).
For example: If the trim height (from floor to lintel) is 2010mm (80 3/8″) and the trim width (from frame to frame) is 2410mm (96 3/8″), then the Rough grade timber. size, or exact overall size of the ranch slider jamb liners will be 2000mm (80″) high and 2400mm (96″) wide.
The ranch slider manufactures will also want to know the overall width of the wall to establish jamb liner width. For example, weather board 25mm (1″) + framing 90mm (3 1/2″) + internal lining 10mm (3/8″) = overall wall thickness 125mm (4 7/8″)
Removing the window
INTERIOR: Take down any curtains, curtain rails and take off the surrounding architraves.
Take off the wall lining below the window (usually plasterboard).
The nails fixing the window to the frame should now be visible between the window jamb liner and the surrounding frame. Pry the window jamb away from the frame with a lever where needed until the nails become accessible.
When all nails have been cut or punched, commence removing the window by first pushing out at the bottom and then lowering it to enable the top of the window to slip below the exterior head flashing.
Trim and prepare the wall for the ranch slider
Remove all framing below the window frame. The bottom The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. will have to be cut at each end of the opening with a handsaw.
Fixing the ranch slider in place
Lean the ranch slider against the opening. (It will not Of roof; Pitch; The incline angle of a roof surface. through as the aluminum flange on the outside of the ranch slider is bigger than the opening).
Slide the ranch slider up so the top is against the weather boards and able to slot under the head flashing. Push the bottom of the ranch slider in. The aluminum flange around the ranch slider should now be hard against the weather boards, and if the measurements are right, the jamb liners (internal part of the ranch slider) should be protruding inside and past the framework by the thickness of the wall lining. (usually 10mm, the standard thickness of plasterboard). See diagram above.
Proceed to To secure with nails or screws. the ranch slider in place. Make the bottom jamb (on the floor) level and straight and protruding inside, past the frame by 10mm (3/8″) (the thickness of the internal lining). Use packers if needed and nail to floor but do not nail all the way in at this stage.
Nail the sides in the same way as the bottom, checking the sides are Vertical; Upright. and straight and protruding inside, past the frame by 10mm (3/8″).
Put the sliding door back into the ranch slider.
Check to see that the door slides even and square, make any necessary adjustments and finish nailing off.
Other jobs that may need doing
(2) In some cases, there might be a power point under the existing window. This will need to be removed or re-positioned before the ranch slider installation.
(3) In some cases, there might be part of a wall To make rigid. under the existing window. This will need to be re-positioned before the ranch slider installation.
Materials and time
|Finishing lines||architrave and scriber|
|Aluminum ranch slider||Std 2400w x 2000h|
Note 1: In this example, a standard aluminum ranch slider is used. The same principle can be applied to timber joinery or any other type of door.
Note 2:In this example, a weather board wall is used. The same principle can be applied to any other type of wall such as brick or Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins.. Different cutting gear will be required but all masonry cutting gear can be hired from most hire Crs; O.C; Term used for spacing; The measurement of spacing for studs, rafters, and joists in a building from the center of one member to the center of the next. in most areas.