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Forum topic by Karda posted 03-03-2018 09:57 PM 279 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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03-03-2018 09:57 PM

Hi, this isn’t about furniture but here goes, by my back steps there are 2 access doors under the house. they both swing up. However the one on the left is pulling away from the house and prevent the one on the right from being raised any higher than the frame of the left door. The left door is falling apart and needs to be replaced. any ideas. I was thinking a sliding door but it need to be reasonably tight to keep stuff out, critter too. here is a picture of the open door left door the latice on the right is the right door. Thanks Mike


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#1 posted 03-04-2018 12:07 AM

give some thought to not using hinges and consider hooks that the doors
will hang from and the sliding bolts at the bottom. this makes the doors removable.

1/4” hardware cloth wired to the lattice will keep slithering critters from under the house.
I would not use window screen as the mice can chew a hole in it.
(I hate slithering critters – especially the ones with black, yellow and red bands).

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#2 posted 03-04-2018 01:21 AM

thanks John I never gave that a thought, I’ll look into it. The critter thing is for the wife. not much around here to get in that can’t already. mainly I don’t like it filling up with leaves.

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#3 posted 03-04-2018 01:53 AM

Another idea would be to mount a couple of C-Channels to the wall and let the doors slide down or lift up.
Maybe some weatherstripping at the top?

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#4 posted 03-04-2018 02:12 AM

the C channel is an idea but the siding and the foundation are not flush there is about 3 inch difference. Also the corner is so tight only a thin door and frame will allow the others to pass each other. I don’t know if I can make one opening smaller or not I’ll have to Check when the weather is better

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#5 posted 03-04-2018 02:30 AM

Just food for thought! ;)
and I like to draw

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#6 posted 03-04-2018 07:14 AM

good drawings, those I understand best. the idea is good I’ll have to see if it will work. do you think a track made of wood is advisable

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