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kanihoncho

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10-24-2020 06:05 PM

I installed the siding and used a pilot bit to route out the door opening. The door was a separate plan and now wants to remove 1” of the siding to reveal 1” of the top plate, wall 2×4s, and bottom plate so that the door overlaps them. I’m assuming this is a weather feature. The door is located on the opposite side of the main weather direction, has been open for 2 months, and rain getting in is not an issue.

I installed the shed trim hoping to use it with a collar as a guide and route out the 1 inch. But with the bit/collar combo I have I can’t route deep enough to remove all the material because the collar covers a lot of the bit. I don’t want to buy a $60 bit nor use a circular saw and mess with the corners. Sooooooo . . . .

1. Is there a way to do this right?
2. Since rain is not an issue do I forget the route out and make the door flush with the opening and put some filler around the opening to act as a stop/insect incursion?

I have attached images that hopefully make the problem clear.

Appreciate any input and thanks in advance


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#1 posted 10-24-2020 09:16 PM

Could you put an X where you want to remove the 1” of siding from?

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#2 posted 10-24-2020 11:30 PM

see the orange square? that is the 1” that needs to be removed around the complete opening.the siding currently is where the ride side of the wall stud is. I need to remove one inch all the way around to reveal the wall studs, top plate and bottom plate. the diagram shows the finished dimensions

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#3 posted 10-24-2020 11:35 PM

I give up. I don’t understand the problem.

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#4 posted 10-25-2020 12:01 AM

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#5 posted 10-25-2020 12:32 AM

Looking at your last diagram… slide your shed trim 3/4” left, slide your door trim 3/4” to the left. Leave everything else as is. Just have your door trim overhang your shed siding. This will likely be the most water resistant as well.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#6 posted 10-25-2020 12:36 AM

you da man! so simple but this is my first major build and I have found many mistakes from these $25 plans. If I had built the trusses as indicated they would have prevented the front double doors from opening! Thank you!

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#7 posted 10-25-2020 12:59 AM

Yes the overlap is to prevent the weather from entering. However looking at the second diagram, the door could bind depending on where the hinge pin is located in relationship to the outer face.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 10-25-2020 02:30 AM

The 1/2” gap between the door frame and the wall framing seems a little generous. I would make that 1/4” – 3/8”. If you go to 1/4” you may need to cut a slight bevel on the door frame to clear the wall framing when opening and closing. You also may want to make the overhang a little wider. I would make the trim overlap the siding by 3/4”. The gap between the two pieces of trim should be 3/16”- 1/4” at the most.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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