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What kind of door was this?

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10-12-15, 10:46 AM   #1  
What kind of door was this?

I just purchased a home and inbetween the finished and unfinished part of the basement there is a 42" x 78" doorway. There obviously was some kind of door in this gap before, but I can't seem to figure out what used to be in its place. See attached images.

There are two notches on each side of the door that measure 1"x3"

Any idea what kind of door may have been here?

Any suggestions on what may be the easiest way to put a door here before winter brings all that cold air from the unfinished part of the basement into the finished part?

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10-12-15, 11:10 AM   #2  
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There were 2 doors [one on each side of the opening] With the shorter than normal height [80"] they were either altered onsite or custom built.

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10-12-15, 05:13 PM   #3  
Probably a pair of 21" spring loaded saloon style swinging doors.

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10-13-15, 03:24 AM   #4  
I agree, it was two narrower doors, possibly with spring loaded hinges. since the mortises were cut so deeply. Note, you still have to stop the cold air flow above and over into the grid ceiling area. That cold air will sink into the finished part, so that area needs tending to.

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