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Old 04-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Our architect is calling for a 76" high door for the walkout basement level of our upcoming addition project. It seems like I can only find doors 80" high or more. Do they make doors that are 76" high? If not, can I get a custom door at that height? My local lumber store carries Masonite (what they recommend) and Jeld Wen. Any experience getting custom doors from either manufacturer?

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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Usually they will make a door any size you want
And charge you a hefty fee for that door
I modified my basement door framing to allow a standard 36" wide door & in stock height

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I’m assuming he called out the short door because that’s all the room you have. If so, it’s probably cheaper to cut down a 80’ solid door than ordering a custom.
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Hmm, I wish that were an option, but I am not so sure. It is a door AND a sidelight. If I bought a pre hung door with sidelight, it seems as though I'd have to cut the door down, as well as the door frame and the sidelight. Is that possible? Seems like there would be a lot of risk.
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Is there room for an 80" door ?
What is limiting the height, is that all the room you have ?
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Thanks everyone. Here is a good drawing of what we have going on and my proposed solution.

Here's the problem, the architect is trying to avoid going through the rim joist, because it is on a load bearing wall.

There should be no issue going through the rim joist(2x12) of a load bearing wall, right? How about going through the deck ledger?

The architect has expressed some concern with going through the rim joist, so if it is a legit method, anyone have any documentation on that?

The red line in the first image shows where I'd like the place the vent, but it has to go through the rim joist of a load bearing wall AND the deck ledger board.
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