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Old 03-16-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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backwards, upside down door???

I just bought a house and found something very odd about it. The front door swings open to the inside the house, which is usually fine, however, there is a light fixture about the door and you can't even put a bulb in it because the door would hit it. So I am assuming the house was not designed to have door open that way and some inexperienced person put the wrong door in. So my question is, how do I fix this?


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Old 03-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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if there is no other problem with the door, wouldn't it be a lot easier to swap out the light fixture? They make nice looking flourecents that don't hang down at all, or use one that the bulb sits UP instead of down.

would be a much easier solution to the problem, unless i am missing something


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Old 03-16-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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Sounds like a very high door or very low ceiling. How about recessed lighting?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
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every front door I ever saw swings in. Sounds like a poor choice of light fixture. As others have said,would changing the light fixture solve your prob?? And whats the 'upside' down part??
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