Bi Fold closet doors

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Old 09-23-06, 08:18 AM
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Bi Fold closet doors

Have just removed sliding closet doors and want to replace with bi fold doors. Closet opening is 59". Will 2 30" door fit?
 
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Old 09-23-06, 09:07 AM
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Dont think so....
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/framing
You'd need 62" for clearance on each side...unless you trim down the rails...but watch out for where the pivot holes are.
Often they're in the rails..so triming them down will compromise the integrity of the door...
 
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Unhappy bifold closet doors

I was afraid of that. Thanks for the info. I'll look into framing it in and maybe using 24" doors.
 
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Old 09-24-06, 09:00 AM
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2-24" doors would need a 48" opening...thats 15" you'd have to frame in....- a lot.
Not quite sure how it would look...but what about 1-24" and 1-30" door.. Then you wouldnt have to re-frame it as much....?!?!?
Just a thought...
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Bi-fold doors

The door size determines the finished opening: a 48" door requires a 48" finished opening. A 60" door requires a 60" finished opening.
Remove the trim on the inside and see if there is enough room to widen the finsihed opening. If so, you would need to replace the top jamb with a new one 1" longer.
 
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