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Old 10-06-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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I have two sets of 24 inch bifold doors. Will an opening of 48 1/2 inches work or will the gaps be to much.


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Old 10-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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That will be quite a gap. It will be better if you case the opening.


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Fisrt, measure the doors with them set up as they would in the doorway. I would guess that they will fit nicely, with clearence on the sides for operation, and a small gap in the middle for expansion..
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Don't forget that the knobs are to be mounted on the panel that is attached to the door frame. Most people put them on the panel in the middle, and that causes the difficult opening and closing you often experience. Don't be dumb. Do it right.

That 3 inches of a different placement makes a world of difference in door operation.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hi there,

Assuming that you are installing the bifolds using the pivot system
instead of hinges on the side of the door, that 48.5" should not be a
problem. Set the track and pivots back from the front of opening about
1 1/2". Install doors to line up in the center and across the top. Then
install 3/4" cove moulding on both sides and across head. This hides the
track and will cover the gap on the sides.

Regarding knob placement: I prefer to center it on the leading panel
(the one that is away from the pivots). I find that it gives the best
control of the door.

Best of luck with the project!
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