Screen Door is 4 in short


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Old 06-29-06, 04:39 PM
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Question Screen Door is 4 in short

Hello,

I've found myself in a bit of a pickle. Purchased a great screen door from HD, it was marked down 50%. Measured prior to going to HD, needed a door 35 3/4" x 84. Thought that 7 Feet for a door was a bit on the high side. The screen door purchased is 36 x 80.


Anyone have any suggestions on that 4" gap? I thought they may have some molding that I could work with but 4" seems to be a tall order.

I'd hate to go with a custom screen door as we're in Seattle and enjoy two weeks of Summer.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your time,
Pat
 
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Old 06-30-06, 04:53 AM
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I have run across this in older homes many times. 7' doors are almost the standard back then. What I wind up doing is installing a piece of 1x4 across the header of the door flush with the outside, where the screen will mount, and paint it to match the other trim. This will allow for normal installation of an 80" door.
 
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Old 06-30-06, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by chandler
I have run across this in older homes many times. 7' doors are almost the standard back then. What I wind up doing is installing a piece of 1x4 across the header of the door flush with the outside, where the screen will mount, and paint it to match the other trim. This will allow for normal installation of an 80" door.

Thank you Larry, I was trying to make it far more complicated.

Thank you again!
Pat
 
 

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