Hanging an interior door in a stairway?

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Old 02-19-05, 02:36 PM
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Question Hanging an interior door in a stairway?

I'm currently refinishing my basement as a Home Theater. In an effort to isolate excessive volume from the rest of the house, I want to put a door in on the lower landing of the stairway. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so where I might get information on how to do it?
 
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Old 02-19-05, 07:42 PM
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"Lower landing"....Would that be the basement floor?
 
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Old 02-19-05, 07:54 PM
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No, it's actually a carpeted landing 5 steps up from the basement floor.
 
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Old 02-19-05, 10:20 PM
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Does your staircase make a u-turn at this landing (the landing would measure 3' x 6'?) Or does the staircase make a 90 degree turn at the landing, (and the landing is 3' x 3'?)
 
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Old 02-20-05, 09:39 AM
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Does your staircase make a u-turn at this landing (the landing would measure 3' x 6'?) Or does the staircase make a 90 degree turn at the landing, (and the landing is 3' x 3'?)
It's a 90 degree (3' x 3') landing. I've been looking at various options and it looks like a bifold door may be my best bet for clearence (that is, if it can be done at all).
 
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Old 02-22-05, 07:42 PM
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Code requirements are pretty strict in this situation. I don't understand them completely but you should check into it more. There are requirements for landings (with some exceptions for intermediate landings) and for which way the door swings (generally has to open toward the exit direction.
 
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Old 02-23-05, 05:35 AM
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Hi
the code requires a min 2 ft of landing from open door.

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