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Old 06-13-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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wrong door opens with double front entry


I made a boo boo with building my house and I do not know if it is fixable or not. I have double front entry doors and I had the left one be the regular opening door. Now that I am in the house, I relize I should have had the right one be the regular openning door. Is there anyway to fix this? Please don't tell me I can only fix it by buying new doors please as I will be crushed!

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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The isue you will have will depend on a few details.
Are both doors hinged? Do they have matching hardware? Are they painted or stained?
Post a picture of these doors, inside and out. Open and closed.
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I will describe them to you. The doors are both hinged. The stationary door has a pin at the top and bottom that you have to slide down and up to open the stationary door. Both door handles are functioning but the main openning door has a deadbolt lock that goes across to the other door. The stationary door also has a bigger piece of wood that runs vertically down the side. It would form a middle piece that would run vertically between the two doors. The doors are painted and I do not care if I have to buy more hardware.
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The doors can be changed. You would just reverse the hardware and the mullion piece attached to the door.
You could either plug the hole and paint where the deadbolt is now or install a replacement deadbolt (or a decorative plug) in the hole so the two locks have the same key on the operating door.
Trickiest part will be the mortise for the bolts going into the sill and top of the frame. But all doable.
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Thanks for the handy advice! I will tell my husband the good news! (LOL)
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