Step 12 : Door & Window Frame Outs

This is step 12 in a 24 step video series that shows you how to install the pedestrian door and window frame outs in an Absolute Steel building.

Your Pedestrian door frame out is appropriately labeled such and individually packaged. If your door is being placed on one of the eave side walls, the frame out parts will be made of 2 inch x 3 inch tube. If on the gable end, it will be made of 2 inch x 2 inch parts.

We like to cut out the base rail where the door is going to go. This will allow the threshold of the door to be placed directly on the concrete slab and not have a 2 inch piece of Base Rail to step over. This can be accomplished using a Sawsall with a metal cutting blade, a grinder with a cutoff wheel or a simple hand held hack saw if that’s all you have available. The parts to the Pedestrian Door Frame out are a header piece and a side door jam piece. These combine with one of the vertical uprights to form an opening for your door. Obviously you would want to remove a Base Rail where there’s a concrete expansion anchor.

Pedestrian doors are not included with your kit but many different varieties can be purchased at your local hardware store and for a price that is under what we could supply them to you at because of the shipping charges. And in the case of windows, not only would there be shipping charges but there’s also be a lot of broken glass and there’s lots of styles—go to your local hardware store for these things.

To figure out the size for your door, simply measure the outside dimensions of your pre-hung door and add a ¼ inch to give yourself a little room. Or if you want, just use the door or window itself. If going this route, place the door in the opening, then place the header on top of the door or window and attach it to the side vertical posts with the Flat Angle Brackets. The side jam tube will need to be cut to fit the space from the base rail to the bottom of the door header or in the case of a window, the distance from the bottom header or sill to the top header. Attach it at the top with a Flat Angle Bracket and at the bottom with a Flat Bracket on the inside of the building. Use only one or two screws per Flat Angle Bracket as you might have to remove them and make adjustments.

With the window, use the Flat Angle Brackets on each corner on the outside so that none of the brackets obstructs the installation of your window.

Place the door and window in each opening and make sure they fit nicely. Make whatever adjustments are necessary then put in the remaining Frame Screws into the Flat Angle Brackets.

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