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In's and out's Entry door.

Posted by John 2000 on May 14th, 1999 05:35 PM
In reply to Replacing entry door by Steve on May 13th, 1999 03:22 PM [Go to top of thread]

First, How good is the door frame, if its ok,
then dont mess with could be giving yourself
more work than you need to.
Look around your timber retail store you can find the
door that will match the rest of the house ( almost)
your problem will be the size. 2.6" x 6'6"/2'8" x 6.8"
2'9"x6'9", I know this because all doors are standard
where I live. and most of the doors we have come from
Canada or the U.S of A.
If your old door is an odd size then get the door that
is almost to the size you require, you can always
take a bit off top/bottom, or sides, ( sides not to much)
remember you still have to fit the lock.
Most outside back doors swing out (away from the house) this
is for fire hassard.but if you only want to change the side
the door swings on then no problem, hang it on the right/left ok.
but if you want to which the way the door is opening then talk to
your planning department if its ok to do this(and get in writing)
I dont know what type of frome you have, but if it is just a frome
screwed to the wall then no problem. if you have a very old house
some times the top transome ( the bit on the top) has ears which
are built into the wall.
If this is the case then look to see if there are no power cables
running up the inside of the frame ( you never know) get a hacksaw
blade and cut between the frame and wall cutting off the ears and leave
them in the wall, again get a frame that is the same size wide, the lenght
can be cut to size.
When you fix the frame remember you have to fit hinges so think where you are
going to drill and fix the plugs, and away you go.

Have fun.
John 2000

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