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Old 05-15-2014, 11:50 AM   #16
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Andiy man......
How bad do you want that door.?
I know you said temporary......
From one bike lover to another, not good having it outside......
What is a over hang or eave.? It's nothing more then an extension of the rafters.



Cut off what you need and put that door in....... Or you could just cut out the soffit. But put that door in....

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Old 05-15-2014, 12:29 PM   #17
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Hey Ron -

Yes it breaks my heart to see the bike out in the weather, especially with this nutty weather we've been having in Chicago. But back to your suggestion, cutting into the wall is not a problem. Looking at it from the outside, I can't cut towards the right of the current door, since I have a van and pickup in the garage that pretty much come right up to the edge of the door. So there is no real eave there that's in the way. I have to expand to the left. The door has to be used for bike access as well as people access. There is no other location to get into the garage from the house side, unless I tear out that flower bed and make a path through there.

Looks like I'll either do a 4' access door (although it would have to swing out) or make a combo 30" + 18" French door-type set up.

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Where did you find the 4'er door? I'm having a heck of a time finding anything that size under $1000. Thanks.
Ayuh,.... Out of a construction dumpster,...

4' steel door with a big window, in a steel frame,....
With the hinges, hung, 'n the latch,...
Complete,....
Stood it up, plumbed it, 'n lagged it in,...

Any industrial tear-downs goin' on in Chi-town,..??
Hospitals,..??
Schools,..??
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:24 AM   #19
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Ayuh,.... Out of a construction dumpster,...

4' steel door with a big window, in a steel frame,....
With the hinges, hung, 'n the latch,...
Complete,....
Stood it up, plumbed it, 'n lagged it in,...

Any industrial tear-downs goin' on in Chi-town,..??
Hospitals,..??
Schools,..??
Actually, yeah. Found me a 48" door... no frame though. I imagine a new commercial grade frame for a door like that is $$$.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:39 AM   #20
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If you use the room on both sides of the existing door, using one of these.


Will it really matter that the front of the van will be visible when you open the door since this is temporary.?
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #21
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I don't see the problem as finding a suitable door.There are many that would work and can be had cheap enough.I see the problem as there not being enough head room for a 4 foot door and your roof system.A typical wood header would need to be 52" long and to tall.Go with an I beam for the header.This will drastically cut down on the height needed for installing a 4' door.Hard to tell from the pics but you may be able to squeeze it in.
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Actually, yeah. Found me a 48" door... no frame though. I imagine a new commercial grade frame for a door like that is $$$.
Ayuh,.... Find steel frames in demo debris dumpsters,...

A couple of narrower frames could be used as stock for yer 4' frame,...

Takes a grinder, 'n little mig welder, minimum toolage,...
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something in a slider design ....that entry door and a half of it wide to slide behind the cars [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUkMTe2HVTw[/ame]

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