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norfolkgarden 12-19-2010 10:53 AM

louvered metal door to replace louvered wooden door
We are looking for a noncombustible louvered metal door to replace the wooden louvered door in front of the furnace.
The original furnace is from 1959 and code has improved since then. The gap between the new furnace with the existing doorway will be 2 inches. We would like to switch the door to a non-combustable louvered door instead of bumping out the framework 6 inches.
We are going with a Trane xV80 gas furnace. I'm used to listening to the old furnace cycle. It makes me happier to hear it than not hear it. That was the first indication of how we found out the old one had problems.

The old wooden door had just a 1'x1' louver in the bottom, so it would be upgraded anyway. A metal door with full length louvers like some wooden closet doors would be great!
Been looking on Google, but not coming up with anything I won't need to buy a metal door, and then seperate metal louvers, from several sources, and retrofit anyway.

Thanks, Matt

tpolk 12-19-2010 10:59 AM

never seen a metal bifold, always had to retrofit to have a metal door

norfolkgarden 12-19-2010 12:42 PM

metal louvered door

Originally Posted by tpolk (Post 553609)
never seen a metal bifold, always had to retrofit to have a metal door

The door doesn't have to be bifold.
We saw a wooden bifold fully louvered closet door in Home Depot for $60 and that was the basis for the original idea.
Doubt we will find anything in the $60 range in metal louvers but I can always hope. lol

We are still looking for any premade metal louvered door.

Thanks, Matt

oh'mike 12-19-2010 04:08 PM

Those were popular back in the 1960s--I haven't seen a modern one--Might be a salvage yard or Habitat for humanity?

yuri 12-19-2010 04:32 PM

Wonder if they use those in mobile homes/trailers/pre manufactured homes and a parts place for them may have them. Pretty sure I have seen them in trailers.

gregzoll 12-19-2010 05:09 PM

We had them in a couple of homes built in the fifties. You can find them, but only in junkyards if you are lucky to find any that have not been ground to make auto parts, etc.

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