Back door

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  1. Oct 7, 2010 #1

    bert01xj

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    i own a 108 year old brick house and the back door has seen better days.so it is 32'' wide an 75'' tall.how can i get around buying a special order door. i don't want to pay an extra 150 plus dollars on it.should i find a wood door and cut it to fit?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 #2

    bert01xj

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    so any1 have an idea?
     
  3. Oct 11, 2010 #3

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    You can cut down a door provided it is not a hollow core. Just make sure you chisel in the hinge plates and measure twice, cut once.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2010 #4

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    Buy a solid rail 6 panel door, cut 2" off top and 3" off bottom, then set your hinges accordingly.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2010 #5

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    I agree,
    And make sure it is the same thickness as the door you have now, an interior door will be different then an exterior door.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 #6

    bert01xj

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    you can cut down a hollow core you just have to repack the part you cut. thanks for the help.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2010 #7

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    Is the door 32", or are we talking a rough opening of 32"? Either way, I guess it doesn't really matter, because you're looking at a custom door.

    I found myself in the same situation, but with a newer house. I found a good used SOLID WOOD door on Craigslist. The door was cheap, but it required a lot of cutting and fitting.

    In the end, I got the job done and am very satisfied with the results.
     

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