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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Odd door sizes


Does anyone know of any places/websites that allow you do select doors via a rough opening given.Most are selected via door size. I have an older cape style house and nothing is of today's "standard" size.

I have a basement entry that has a door on the bottom and a door on the top of a short run of stairs. The doors in place are just hacked up and thrown on hinges and there is a ton of air infiltration.

All I want in a simple steel entry door on the inside that I can lock and will seal tightly. Only problem is that the rough opening between the concrete block and the ceiling joists above is exactly 36"x80". That's the standard door size and I'm having a hell of a time find a prehung door with a total size including the frame that equals that.

Any suggestions?

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Most custom door manufacturers have several RO sizes to choose from.

Check with ThermaTru and Provia to start with.

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You can usually custom order - almost, any size door from most major, door
manufacturers.
The problem you have is the height - the width, you can probably make a 34 inch, pre-hung door work.
The height is a little "low".
Get ready to spend some money!

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At the very worst I'll just make a frame and cut down a solid core wood door myself to make it fit. I will need something solid there so I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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Yeah - you can cut down a solid-core, wood door -
Done it a few times - no problem!
I've even cut down steel doors -
I don't really, recommend that, though!
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Find a local door and window distributor and order a door and steel frame that fits the opening.

No big deal.
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Not a terribly unique problem. As stated above, a 34" width and custom height are in order. The cut-down charge from a high-end manufacturer like Provia, Homeguard , or Thermatru is fairly minimal, well under $100.

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