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Problem intalling a Masonite 6 panel bifold closet door


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12-22-15, 08:59 PM   #1  
Problem intalling a Masonite 6 panel bifold closet door

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I bought a 6 Panel Textured Bifold 32in x 80in door fom Home Depot (in Canada) and the door requires a 32 x 80 1/4" - 80-3/4" opening. The width is fine but the height of the actual opening is 80/1/8". When I bought the door the employee said that is door should fit a door opening of 32" x 80" but they were mistaken. Should I have the door planed by 1/4" (at the bottom) or should I look for another door which will fit the door opening ?

 
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12-22-15, 09:26 PM   #2  
yes, cutting 1/8 off each end would probably be a good idea. You could always see if it fits.... its so close that it may fit but you just may not have much downward adjustment in the pivot.

 
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12-22-15, 10:31 PM   #3  
Hello XSleeper. Thank you for the reply. I'm not a handy person so what would be the easiest method to take 1/8" off the bottom of each door ? I can buy a plane but have no experience working with power tools

 
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12-23-15, 03:17 AM   #4  
I'd clamp a straightedge to the bottom and cut of the 1/4" .... but I'm a painter, X is the carpenter


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12-26-15, 10:07 PM   #5  
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Thanks everyone. I was able to get the door installed. There was this piece of wood (see photo) that was blocking the door from being lifted onto the bottom foot tray. I just removed the piece of wood and the door slid into place. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

 
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