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Old 10-19-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the recommended maximum sizes for double glazed doors. We have a large wooden outside door thats past it's best but i'm not sure that a double glazed unit will be strong enough for the size
36" w X 84" h.
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I will assume that you are looking a non-commercial door? If so, you can get a 36x84, the unit size with frame will be around 37.5x85.5 +/-. Most of the glass that you order will be double pane.
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Thanks for the reply, it's a house door but my thought is that a UPVC door wouldn't last long that size. Not sure about the aluminium doors either and wondered whether going back to wood was the best bet.
What do you think?
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Fiberglass doors last a long time. Get a jamb(frame) with "jamb saver" or a similar product so water does not enter the lower part of the jamb and rot the door.
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No problem with that size, although the 84 inch unit will probably have to be ordered, since most "stock " units will be 80 inches. Stay away from another wood door, unless it is well sheltered under a porch. The fiberglass doors are great, much better tha the steel ones because they don't blister and rust out along the bottom edge after a few years. Also for about 30 bucks more you can get the unit with a rot proof piece of composite finger jointed at the bottom, where the jambs attach to the threshold. Some manufacturers offer jambs of solid pvc, but I find them a pain to install, because the pvc is so flexible that it has to be shimmed about every 8 to 10 inches to hold it straight.
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I must admit i wasn't expecting those responses, I really thought UPVC doors would be too flimsy at that size, so thanks for that information. Which i'm happy about actually, because I reckon there is better choice of design and finish with UPVC. thanks a lot,

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Could any body tell me how to take out the glass beeding on a upvc door,its so I can toe and heal the door,thanks Pete.
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