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Old 01-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #16
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I was just kidding. What are you comfortable doing?

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Not too much other than buying what I need to hang it up and somehow lock it. I don't want to cut the wall or anything like that. I was considering bifold doors, but they are flimsy and I can see that being an issue.

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Not too much other than buying what I need to hang it up and somehow lock it. I don't want to cut the wall or anything like that. I was considering bifold doors, but they are flimsy and I can see that being an issue.
How big are the kids? How about one of those gates...I don't know what they're called...they look like trellis and they collapse and expand.
I don't know if they go to 57" or not.
But that's pretty light duty.

Never mind. I see you consider bi-folds too flimsy, so a gate won't work.
You might have to hire a carpenter.

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How big are the kids? How about one of those gates...I don't know what they're called...they look like trellis and they collapse and expand.
I don't know if they go to 57" or not.
But that's pretty light duty.

Never mind. I see you consider bi-folds too flimsy.

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Whatever I put there I want it to be pretty sturdy which is why I think I will need a pro to do it.
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U see his comment?
What's wrong with "electric fence"?

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It's the internet--and an open forum--largely policed by members like your self.

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It's the internet--and an open forum--largely policed by members like your self.

You did fine reporting it--you did better by asking for more serious answers---Moderator--
Yeah well. People like that belong in "other" forums.
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He's not a bad sort--and he left after you asked for more serious answers--so no real harm done--

We could moderate this place to the word --but I wouldn't like a place like that--Better to let the members do some of the work.

Now==back to your original question---
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He's not a bad sort--and he left after you asked for more serious answers--so no real harm done--

We could moderate this place to the word --but I wouldn't like a place like that--Better to let the members do some of the work.

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As a parent that's very offensive to
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Wow i guess this thread is dead hey
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A local carpenter recommended the following. any thoughts

"To make the opening more "door friendly", I would propose building a short wing wall on the left side of the opening rather than having the wall pass through the opening without a return at the door as it is now. The opening could be built to any size you determine in order to fit a door. My best estimate for the modification would be about 2 days of labor to build the short wing wall, finish it with drywall, and hang the door."
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That is a good solution if you want to change the opening.
I think many of us were thinking of keeping the opening as is.
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That is a good solution if you want to change the opening.
I think many of us were thinking of keeping the opening as is.
Why is that
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For me I thought you wanted DIY and fairly easy to do. Leaving the opening as is is usually easier and often cheaper.
Nothing wrong with filling in one side and putting a door in. Just a little more work and mess with drywall.
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Is that opening the only access to your furnace room? Perhaps the opening is needed as part of return air and access to the equipment. I would just frame it in and install some french doors with a lock and be done with it.
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Is that opening the only access to your furnace room? Perhaps the opening is needed as part of return air and access to the equipment. I would just frame it in and install some french doors with a lock and be done with it.
How to frame it in? I don't have that type of know how.

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