Where Can I Buy A Custom Fabricated Aluminum Door Cap? - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 97
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Where can I buy a custom fabricated aluminum door cap?


I'm ordering a 96" x 80" sliding mirror door from Home Depot tomorrow. A
Stanley Model 350 I think. The higher end model with the roller bearings.

This is all in my master bathroom, btw. It will have one exhaust fan running
24x7 at low RPM to remove moisture from the room.

Anyways, before I install it, I need to get an aluminum cap for the area on
the floor you see in the pictures below. I'll probably glue & screw it in place? It
needs to be durable enough to be stepped on frequently.
This area is 2 each 2x4's stacked. So it should hold the weight
everywhere except the sides where I foolishly placed drywall.

1) Is brushed aluminum good for this or do you know of something better?
2) How thick should it be?
3) Where could I buy it from and how much should I expect to spend?

In this picture, it's been primered. But that top surface is otherwise bare 2x4.




Advertisement

CZ DIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 08:37 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sk. Canada
Posts: 423
Rewards Points: 258
Default

Where can I buy a custom fabricated aluminum door cap?


I think you'll find a fan on low RPM won't be able to pull much air or push it very far.

Advertisement

daveb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 90
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Where can I buy a custom fabricated aluminum door cap?


I searched for "extruded aluminum". This may help you with your research.
http://www.brunnerent.com/Tools/Port...?iPageNumber=1

Maybe just a angle piece to cover the front and top...you won't see the inside closet.
ferris13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario Canada, Toronto to be exact.
Posts: 1,376
Rewards Points: 506
Default

Where can I buy a custom fabricated aluminum door cap?


Well if you want it custom made for your application then you can choose the material you want. As per thickness, you will be walking/stepping on it I would go no thinner then 1/8’’ but that’s me. And to have it made just look for a local fabrication shop with a press brake and give them your specifications. As per the price, well it all depends on the material you want to use and how busy the fabrication shop is.

epson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
Not so new
 
12penny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Posts: 934
Rewards Points: 504
Default

Where can I buy a custom fabricated aluminum door cap?


CZ...not sure I get it. What purpose does the 2x4 serve?
12penny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to disassemble aluminum clad wood window sash? JohnBinSC General DIY Discussions 6 01-17-2011 06:59 AM
Capping windows with aluminum VS flashing with aluminum scott j Remodeling 28 04-05-2010 12:19 PM
Shredding Aluminum Cans bobo General DIY Discussions 36 11-10-2009 03:32 PM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 1 03-19-2005 01:55 PM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 0 04-18-2004 04:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts