Patio door replacement

Old 04-09-05, 05:38 AM
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Patio door replacement

I am planning to replace a sliding patio door that is 78 inches(6.5 feet) wide but I have been told at home depot that the standard width is 72 inches(6 feet). Does anyone know about a manufacturer that has the 78 inch size?

Old 04-09-05, 05:14 PM
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You don't want to get into the cost of a 78" wide patio door. Frame the opening down so that a standard 6' wide door will fit.

Patio doors have tempered glass. Tempered glass is MADE to size -- it's not something that is CUT to size. So the glass mfgrs. make standard sized panes, and that's what all the slider mfgrs use. To get a pane that is something other than a standard size you'll pay big bucks -- the glass mfgr has to set up the jigs, make your 4 panes, then reset the jigs.

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