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Old 08-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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6 panel bypass closet doors

I am changing my closet doors from bi-fold to sliding bypass. The closet opening width is 48 inches. I bought 2 28" 6-panel doors and expect to trim the width to increase the opening to the closet. Taking 1.5" from each edge will give me 25" doors and a 2" overlap in the middle when the doors are closed, and a 23" access to the closet. Asthetically, is trimming the same amount from each door edge the best I can do here? Is there a standard to follow on trimming the width of 6-panel doors in a bypass closet situation?


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Old 08-27-2010, 01:52 AM   #2
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I take it you don't want to re-frame the opening 2" smaller and use two 24" doors?


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I used to have the sliding bypass doors and found that not having complete access to the closet was a pain... So, I ripped out the frame, doors and rebuilt the frame and hung 6 panel bi fold doors. They are sooo much better and I have complete access to my closet.

Just something to think about before you change over.
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I want to replace my old bypass closet doors. Can you tell me how to go about disassembling the header and track, to prepare for bifold doors?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
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why do you need to disassemble your header? are your bi-fold doors for a larger opening than your by-pass doors?



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