steel doors


Old 09-07-10, 08:19 PM
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steel doors

can you buy steel doors in normal dimensions that are designed as real ,tough security doors... not toy doors..?? to protect shop tools...
that have big locks ...they could slide or hang...
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Old 09-08-10, 04:44 AM
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Commercial steel doors are of a thicker metal than residential ones. You may look into a building undergoing renovation to see if they will be scrapping any of their metal doors.....get the frame while you're at it. Metal door and metal frame would be stronger. Now if you are into roll up doors, although they appear flimsy, roll up doors are pretty strong....not garage doors, but true coil type roll up doors. They move in a keeper groove on either side an seal up pretty tight.
Old 09-09-10, 08:50 PM
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As Chandler said, your answer is a standard commercial door AND FRAME....Most so-called "Hollow Metal" doors come with a re-inforced lock mounting hole, which, in the USA is known as either an "86-Prep" (for mortise locks), a "161-Prep" (for cylindrical locks), or "no Prep" (blank). The strongest is the 86-Prep which allows you to select a high quality mortise lock with high-security cylinder.

Even better (&> $$) is a blank door so as to use one of the surface-mounted multi-bolt "barricader" locks.

For the ultimate, ($$$) a so called "Hollow-Metal Detention" door, is basically a standard HM door with double thickness skin & continous hinges....only worthwhile if your walls are masonry.

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