Put in a new prehung steel exterior door. The one I have between my heated
shop and my cold garage has lasted these ten years OK.
The one on the exterior of my garage has seen the effects of weather, though.
The wood has gone wonky at the bottom.
Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UB "uncle jack"
2004 Suburban 8.1
2005 Lotus Elise
2007 Saturn Ion 3 2.4
pethier [at] comcast [dot] net
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> From: "Douglas Braun" <email@example.com>
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> Sent: Sunday, November 7, 2010 6:57:31 PM
> Subject: [Shop-talk] Replacing a Door
> The door between my laundry room and (unheated) garage is a cheapo
> hollow-core type, basically two sheets of Masonite with a web of
> cardboard between them. It is flimsy and insecure, and in the
> you can feel the cold seeping through it. I was thinking of
> it with a nicer metal one that is foam-filled. I was wondering:
> 1: Do current building codes call for a fire-resistant door between a
> garage and the living area? (The existing door dates from the 70's.)
> 2: The doors I see at HD, etc. are all pre-hung. Do you think it
> would make more sense to discard the frame that comes with the door
> (or maybe order a non-hung version) and fix the door to the existing
> frame, or rip out the existing frame and use the new one? One
> downside of ripping out the old frame is that I would have to re-do
> the surrounding trim.
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