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Old 01-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #46
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My opinion: A set of French doors will be the longest lasting, best looking solution. But you'll need to develop some carpentry skills (buy a book first, then watch a Youtube video or two, then we'll help). A 36" door would be my second choice. But you'll need some sheetrock work. You could just about do the double doors with no sheetrock. The folding (accordian) doors are a good idea. Easy to install with just a hacksaw, a drill and a screwdriver. My wife installed a set in a closet with little to no help from me. But they are not as secure or as long lasting as a real door.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #47
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I come to forums like this to not get ridiculed. Maybe there are other people out there like myself who like to research things before moving forward. There's nothing wrong with that. If I didn't appreciate what I've learned here in the past do you think I would keep coming back?
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OK I will still try to help.
No matter what you do it is going to take some carpentry. As I said a bypass door is probably the simplest. You can get locks for this. Do you not like this idea? Why?
Where did you get those doors? I would rather have that than mirrored doors.
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Accordion door is a good idea. You can get them for 60" openings as well.
I believe I would have to special order them from Menards at that size.
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I have made an observation and I have observed that the members here who like to ridicule people like myself who post questions have the most comments. Interesting....
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I have made an observation and I have observed that the members here who like to ridicule people like myself who post questions have the most comments. Interesting....
Nobody has ridiculed you. You are the one who brought this up a year ago. You keep saying that you have no skills. You have been given several good if not great ideas and you refuse to acknowledge them. Maybe it's you that ridicule us. You ask for help and you got it. Now man up and make the best of it....or woman up, whichever it is.
One wise guy made a joke in very bad taste about barbed wire.....that's how things go here. But if you won't take any advice, quit asking for it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #52
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I believe I would have to special order them from Menards at that size.
And that's a problem??? Unless this is an emergency, they'll have them within a week or so I'd think. If you actually take the time to go in the store and look at the display, you might find that they make a kit to mate two of them together & they have everything you need in stock.................
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Nobody has ridiculed you. You are the one who brought this up a year ago. You keep saying that you have no skills. You have been given several good if not great ideas and you refuse to acknowledge them. Maybe it's you that ridicule us. You ask for help and you got it. Now man up and make the best of it....or woman up, whichever it is.
One wise guy made a joke in very bad taste about barbed wire.....that's how things go here. But if you won't take any advice, quit asking for it.
Hey I'm great on some things and horrible at others. I'm only human. I love the advice here, just hate the people who think taking me off course with their "theories" will help anything.
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Hey I'm great on some things and horrible at others. I'm only human. I love the advice here, just hate the people who think taking me off course with their "theories" will help anything.
As you can tell I tend to ignore those who would rather argue than help.
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Where did you get those doors? I would rather have that than mirrored doors.
They are just simple flat hardboard interior doors, actually a pic I linked to on the internet! lol
You buy the hardware separate.

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They are just simple flat hardboard interior doors, actually a pic I linked to on the internet! lol
You buy the hardware separate.
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As you can tell I tend to ignore those who would rather argue than help.
That's nice that you live inside of your bubble, but I think you should really keep your options open.

If I'm one of the "high post count" members you're speaking about, I think you're dead wrong. I think I've been more than generous in sharing my professional experience for free here, which is probably alot more than you've done here. I went as driving 45 minutes each way to help a poster from here "pro-bono" this summer, just because I thought he was deserving of it & would be appreciative, which he certainly was.

This is a 2 way street here. You've gotten 3 pages of good suggestions here and you're still able to find a way to pizz & moan about it. What have you offered to this forum??

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