09:24AM | 02/08/09
Member Since: 02/07/09
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I just bought a new metal door from Home Depot. I requested it to have the two holes for the door knok and dead bolt. It is a slab house and the front door. The height of the two holes from the bottom to center is 33" and 38.5". My present door height is 35 1/8" and 40.25"

Is Home deport door holes cut to standard? What is the standard?


07:50PM | 10/06/14
I have the exact same questions. My old door has a handle height of 36." My new double-door came through (from Lowe's-Masonite brand) with 33". We feel it is too low and are not happy with it. My salesman said that the manufacturer uses the 33" height as their standard. An hour online of research supports 36" as the standard. The IBC-International Building Code says operating hardware for most egress doors should be mounted between 34" and 48" AFF (above the finished floor.) This information is available as a pdf from the Door and Hardware Institute. In the real world dimensions can vary of course but I'm sure there must be professional standards agreed to such as the IBC. Does anyone know of any other building codes and their definitions? We were never offered the option of handle height. It's difficult to find this information in the door catalogs. Does anyone know what other manufacturers use as standard?


06:19AM | 10/07/14
It is what it is. Just live with it. LOL
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