Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Share |

Basement Bulkhead - replacement ideas

I was trying to search around to see if any one has plans, ideas or pictures(before and after) for a bulkhead replacement. We just bought a new house and my bulkhead is metal and rusted. Rather than clean it up and paint I was thinking of just putting a canopy like enclosure with roof and a door at the top of the steps. Then use the area to hang some tools before I get a shed. It would help with the draftiness of the bulkhead door and occasional water leak from the snow buildup and melting.

Has anyone done this is there anything to consider when doing something like this with respect to replacing basement exitway.



dinohome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 08:44 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519

Basement Bulkhead - replacement ideas

Putting just a canopy will allow more water in, increase the basements doors exposure to wind and allow leaves to gather at the bottom.
Doesn't seem to coinside with your goals unless the canopy had walls and a door at the top of the stairs.

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 06:15 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118

Basement Bulkhead - replacement ideas

If you are going to all that trouble, why not just replace the unit with a new Bilco door???
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Ideas for Basement Remodel rickkeeter Remodeling 3 02-11-2009 07:07 AM
Need ideas or remodeling basement ni091767 General DIY Discussions 3 05-01-2008 03:38 PM
New basement bulkhead location. Clutchcargo Remodeling 0 05-09-2007 12:07 PM
Basement Window Replacement mebsdad Building & Construction 2 02-19-2007 08:10 AM
Temporary support for replacement of basement beam Mikedks Remodeling 8 09-14-2006 06:36 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.