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Old 07-31-2014, 04:37 PM   #16
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Still have not answered why it's even there in the first place.
Is this a single story home?
The picture looks like it's a basement.
Where's the outside picture?
Where's the insulation in the ceiling?

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:58 PM   #17
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Still have not answered why it's even there in the first place.
Is this a single story home?
The picture looks like it's a basement.
Where's the insulation in the ceiling?
Aesthetics, there's no damage.
Cabling is above the ceiling panels.
It's a Tri-level.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:16 PM   #18
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Typically, can the grid for the ceiling tile be raised & positioned above the taller door trim? Thanks Again, Uni
The grid can be moved but then you are creating a new project. You either raise the entire ceiling, or create a bump up in the door area, or have half the door trim covered by the ceiling.
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The grid can be moved but then you are creating a new project. You either raise the entire ceiling, or create a bump up in the door area, or have half the door trim covered by the ceiling.
Please explain what the bump is.
Seems like it may be the best option for the ceiling.

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Please explain what the bump is.
Seems like it may be the best option for the ceiling.

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Assuming there's room above the current grid, you would take a section and raise the grid. It would be higher than the rest of the ceiling but it would allow the door trim to fit properly.
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I tried to find a picture online. This is an extreme example of the left section being higher than the rest.
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Screen doors on our house, that there was no way to do it. It took me around two hours and I had the new storm doors hung properly.*but properly way to use it.
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Still have not answered why it's even there in the first place.
Is this a single story home?
The picture looks like it's a basement.
Where's the outside picture?
Where's the insulation in the ceiling?
Please tell me where insulation should be added?
How will an exterior picture help?

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Please tell me where insulation should be added?
How will an exterior picture help?

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The people here are trying to determine exactly what the conditions are. As Joe said it looks like a basement with a very low ceiling height where a dropped ceiling was installed. We cant see a header, and we cant see the threshold. You do not have a standard situation, so without more input, it is hard to help you. Why not take all kinds of pictures and post them? Its not like you are wasting film, or like it is hard to post pictures, right?
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The people here are trying to determine exactly what the conditions are. As Joe said it looks like a basement with a very low ceiling height where a dropped ceiling was installed. We cant see a header, and we cant see the threshold. You do not have a standard situation, so without more input, it is hard to help you. Why not take all kinds of pictures and post them? Its not like you are wasting film, or like it is hard to post pictures, right?
Right!

Based on what's been written in this thread, I'll probably go with the "cut down" door, since it will fit better with the trim above the door.

Any tips on the ceiling insulation will also be appreciated.

Thanks Again Everyone,
Uni

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when you said fiberglass, i assumed exterior. is this an interior door install? and yes, that horizontal 2x board can likely be removed to add more height for your rough opening.
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when you said fiberglass, i assumed exterior. is this an interior door install? and yes, that horizontal 2x board can likely be removed to add more height for your rough opening.
Yes it's an exterior door.
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Sounds like a bait and switch scammer to me. They advertsise a 32x80 door at a sale price and then make excuses why you need an expensive special order. Did they measure your rough opening to make that determination? Tell us what they report your R.O. to be please.

Also ask the scammer what R.O. is needed for the $400 sale door and tell us that too.
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Sounds like a bait and switch scammer to me. They advertsise a 32x80 door at a sale price and then make excuses why you need an expensive special order. Did they measure your rough opening to make that determination? Tell us what they report your R.O. to be please.

Also ask the scammer what R.O. is needed for the $400 sale door and tell us that too.
That's what I initially thought too.
Some here replied the new door height will be too tall for the existing dropped ceiling grid.
Two companies measured the vertical rough opening. The big box store said I need a "cut down" door, since the RO required for the vertical is 81.75".
Seems my vertical RO as pictured above is 81.25-81.50", without adjusting the block above the header.
The big box store said they will not adjust the block above the header.
The mom & pop store said they can make the standard door fit.

Can the door slab be replaced & a new weather stripping system added, keeping the original brickmold?

Thanks Everyone,
Uni

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