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Old 12-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #16
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I have this area that has my furnace exhaust and AC lines.
This is the spot I would really like to put a small door in, for my future wine cellar.. I need to see what the max height of a door would be!
Maybe I can frame this high enough for a door and be able to clear the pipe.



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Old 12-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #17
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From the cement floor to the pipe is 79"
Doesn't seem like enough room for a standard height door.

I will have to see if i can get a door that is shorter? Or cut one myself.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:45 PM   #18
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From the cement floor to the pipe is 79"
Doesn't seem like enough room for a standard height door.

I will have to see if i can get a door that is shorter? Or cut one myself.
Go to a real lumberyard and they will cut you a door to whatever height you need.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:46 PM   #19
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What would you suggest a real lumber yard is?

I only have Menards, Lowes and Home Depot close to me...
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #20
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I chickened out and just built the wall on the ground.
The joist to floor was actually pretty level.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:15 PM   #21
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Is this what I need to do now on the top and bottom? To secure it?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #22
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That's what I do
I sometimes use a screw or 2 to hold it in place while I hammer in some nails
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:39 PM   #23
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Since I wanted this to take the load, the joist was jacked up a bit.
Then lowered down when I had it in position. So it is now taking the load of the joist along with the 2 poles.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #24
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Sounds like you've got things going well!

If you have a Habitat for Humanity Resale Store or another place that sells used construction materials you can probably buy an old solid wood door for $10 or $20 and then cut it to whatever height you want.

If you get a hollow core door, you use a chisel to separate the bottom strip from the skin and pull it out, then cut it off and put the strip back in place with glue and clamps.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:12 AM   #25
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I have never seen a used supply shop in my area. Maybe I need to pull the phone book out.

An old beat-up refinished door would look good for the wine cellar!

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