outswing exterior door

Old 08-03-09, 07:45 AM
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outswing exterior door

I have an outswing exterior door on a storage area that I need to replace. I looked at HD and Lowes for pre hung steel exterior doors but they only stock inswing and I don't want to wait for a special order. Is there any reason, other than the obvious security problem with the hinges on the outside, why I cant use an inswing door installed backwards?

Old 08-03-09, 07:52 AM
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The weatherstriping, the sill and the glass (if any) are not designed for reverse install. You could have water intrusion issues.

If the Big Boxs don't stock them in your area (odd but I believe you), try checking at a lumberyard or building materials supply.

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