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haseltonk

02:39PM | 12/30/02
Member Since: 12/29/02
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I installed Pergo floors on top of our existing linoleum in our entryway over the weekend and the install went fine, and everything looks great. But as I went to install the closet doors (bifold) I discovered that they won't fit!

The additional height of the new wood floor made the closet doors to tall to fit into the existing frame. There is a strip of 1/2" drywall on the top of the closet frame. If I rip this out (or channel our a strip for the closet track) the door will fit.

Will doing so violate any obvious building codes? If so, do you have any idea of how to get the closet door in? Thanks in advance for the advice.

joed

02:06AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Trim the bottom off the doors.

fragasaurus

02:28AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
As Joed said, trim the bottom of the doors. Even hollow doors have a section of solid material at the bottom so that they can be trimmed.

JayF

02:34AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
Hey Fragasaurus, I just have to ask- is your last name Fraga?

fragasaurus

01:56AM | 01/02/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Sorry JayF, it is not. Fragasaurus is the name of the inflatable dinosaur I keep in my office.

JayF

03:22AM | 01/02/03
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
Gotcha- thanks for the reply.

aidenwilliam

01:10AM | 12/25/19
Member Since: 12/25/19
2 lifetime posts
You can trim the doors away or can call a custom wardrobe professional to that it for you.


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