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rickishomer 01-26-2011 07:55 PM

Bifold door handle type/placement?
 
I have just installed two bi-fold doors in a 72" opening that separates my living room from the sun room. i have put handles on the living room side to pull the doors open from that side. What are some suggestions on the handle type/placement to put on the sun-room side to pull it shut from that side? Also, maybe a suggestion for a lock from the sun-room side? Thank you.

Just Bill 01-27-2011 08:05 AM

Simple pull handles are usually supplied with door, they work fine. They are mounted on the hinge edge of the outer door. Locks are a waste of time, but simple catch type latches(hook/eye) will slow down kids.

gotogregg 01-27-2011 10:06 AM

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Hey Rickishomer,
There are a lot of handle options out there that can be used on a bifold door. A lot of people use large cabinet knobs or pulls on the doors. Pick out the right style and finishes and get some 1 3/4 screws to attach them through the door.
Another option is to match the handles that are on the rest of the doors that are in the house. For every style door handle carried at a store they usually have a dummy version of it that just screws on.
In your situation I would put the handles on the middle rail of the two middle doors like the picture i attached.
Hope this helps and good luck! -Gregg

mrgins 01-27-2011 07:47 PM

I'd consider using a bypass door pull. The kind that you chisel out a little of the door stile and glue and/or screw in. That way it won't hit the other door when open and will be easy to operate when closing

rickishomer 01-27-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mrgins (Post 579233)
I'd consider using a bypass door pull. The kind that you chisel out a little of the door stile and glue and/or screw in. That way it won't hit the other door when open and will be easy to operate when closing

Thank you for understanding the weird way I may have worded it :yes:

I did a google search for "bypass door pull" and this pulled up. It's EXACTLY what we needed. Just didn't know the correct words to search!
http://hi.atgimg.com/img/p400/530/197059_family.jpg

Thank you so much for the info!:thumbup:
Thank you gotogregg and Just Bill for your input.


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