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looking for a metal exterior door, and an installer..

looking for a metal exterior door, and an installer..

Old 02-21-05, 03:26 PM
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looking for a metal exterior door, and an installer..

i have a basement ive recently remodeled, and have hung a solid wood door from home depot around a frame i made. i had to make everything custom b/c of the odd size, but now dont feel so secure and dont like the drafts that continually occur from lack of a storm door.

im looking for some creativity and need to know the largest opening i can leave. right now i have a 32" wide opening with a 1x12" on each side as framing. (not the most secure) i prefer to have a metal door with built in frame right against the concrete. (the total from slab to slab is about 34").

can anyone recommend a place to look or an installer/door supplier in the NYC area, or is it best to just go to home depot with my measurements, and cement the door in on my own?

Old 02-21-05, 07:56 PM
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It sounds to me like you need to remove the 1x12, and get a 32" prehung exterior door, with a brickmould. (a standard door which they would have at home depot, or anywhere else.) The minimum rough opening for it would be about 33 3/4 x 82. If it's in a cement opening, you'll have to anchor it with some tapcons, or perhaps predrill some 1/8" holes through the frame and into the cement and use fluted masonary nails.

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