how to find a bifold door that is 77" high


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Old 01-13-08, 04:05 PM
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how to find a bifold door that is 77" high

I need to replace my laundry 4 panel bi fold doors, however when I have measured them, I have discovered they are 77 inches high where the standards I can find are all 80 inches.

Are there 77" high such doors available or do I need to cut them to fit?

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Old 01-13-08, 04:26 PM
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which height?

Hi .. I'm not an expert, also seeking advice here, but what is the height of the opening you have? Are you saying the standard 80" door won't fit?

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Old 01-13-08, 05:28 PM
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Opening Height

The opening height is 78.5 inches. I am not sure why the contractor chose such a non standard height. The house is 20 years old.

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You can custom order them to that size from any reputable door company. They will just take the standard size 4 panel doors, and cut the tops and bottoms, and then plug the cut edges so its solid on all 4 outside edges. Thats if you don't find your size is standard. If you do get a standard 80" door, and cut 3" off the bottom, the panels will not be centered correctly in the door, and more importantly, you will cut the wood plug out of the bottom of the doors. The doors are hollow, but they make all the edges solid. By removing the solid plug at the bottom, anything that bumps into it (feet, doorstops, etc..) will damage the door beyond repair. Also, there will be nothing for the hardware to attatch to on the bottom of the bifold.
 
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As has been mentioned, you can special order various height doors quite easily - even at the big box stores - assuming you can wait a couple of weeks for delivery. I do it all the time for basement remodels where ceiling height dictates less than a 80 inch opening for doors. If you feel like it - you can also cut down a regular sized door (I typically cut from the bottom on a 6 panel type door - Luann's don't matter) with a circular saw or table saw to the proper dimensions. As stated above, this will remove the filler plug (3/4inch - 1 inch) on a hollow core door - but all you need to do is remove it carefully from the portion you cut off - and glue it back in to the resized door.
 
 

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