LittleHouse – Door Trim and Gable Window

 

LittleHouse – Door Trim and Gable Window

by admin on Apr.20, 2008, under Windows & Doors

Sill Flashing
19 April 2008.
The first order of business was to trim out the back door. We started by installing flashing under the threshold. This should help prevent any water damage from the outside exposure.

 
Door Flashing

Door Trim
19 April 2008.
Next, we custom cut some 2×3 fir to fill out the extra two inches from installing a door with 4″ jambs into a 6″ wall. I didn’t realize there were different size jambs on doors.

Because the rough opening was not straight, we attempted to cut the jamb extenders such that they took up whatever extra space there was to fill. The table-saw didn’t work very well for that, as it kept binding while cutting at an angle. Finally we resorted to the jig saw to finish the cuts. They are a little rough, but we’ll bring up the orbital sander next trip and smooth them up.

Finally, a drip edge was installed above the door.

Poor-Man’s Sawzall
20 April 2008.
The next project was installing the last window into the East side Gable End in the loft. We quickly discovered that the window we expected to fit a 24″ on-center stud spacing was 3/4″ too wide. So we had to remove one of the studs, move it over 3/4″ and re-install it.
This is the closest thing we had to a sawzall to cut the nails and avoid a bunch of damage to the sheathing. It worked well, though…

Poor-Man’s Sawzall
20 April 2008.
We used the hacksaw to cut off the nails that held the sheathing to the studs.

 
Cutting nails from Stud

Then we removed the stud and moved it over 3/4″ and re-installed it. It all worked out fine.

Gable Window
20 April 2008.

Next, we roughed in a couple if sill plates at the top and bottom of the window opening. They didn’t need any jack-studs because this is a non load-bearing wall.

Then we trimmed the housewrap, cut a hole in the sheathing, put some RTV on the window flanges and carried the window up the ladder from the outside.
While Tara held the window on the inside, I was able to fasten it in place from the outside.

Gable Window
20 April 2008.
So now there is the fire exit from the loft.

I think we’ll put one of the rope ladders up there, so people could safely get out if they needed to.

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