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Scott
outside doors

Why do they only make outside doors in 30", 32", 36", not 34"? Been to three places Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's all have doors in 30, 32, 36 no 34. They can be ordered but the price doubles plus

HoustonRemodeler
Re: outside doors

The same for inside doors too. Been that way for decades.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: outside doors

There's always salvage doors. You can usually get a 34" for less because it's not a common size.
Casey

dj1
Re: outside doors

The big box stores are not the best places to find unusual sized items.

I did a quick search and found 2 sources for 34" wide stock exterior doors.

Go to Door and Sash outlets near you and ask them. If their prices are as bad as the big box stores, try the web.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: outside doors

Because 30" and 32" were the norm until the ADA was passed and required 36" doors.

Jack

dj1
Re: outside doors
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Because 30" and 32" were the norm until the ADA was passed and required 36" doors.

Jack

Also, as Americans have grown wider, there became a need for wider doors...:D:rolleyes:

HoustonRemodeler
Re: outside doors

They also make appliances easier to deliver

JLMCDANIEL
Re: outside doors
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

They also make appliances easier to deliver

And allows companies to make bigger appliances they use to all go through 34" and most would go through 30" doors..

Jack

3poodles
Re: outside doors

Hello I am new to this site but wanted to ask a question relating to exterior door prep and the standard for center to center (CTC) measurements if anyone can tell me what these are. I live in Canada but I would assume that the standard CTC is the same for US as for Canada but I could be wrong about that. thank you

HoustonRemodeler
Re: outside doors

Are you looking for the measurements for rough opening size? :confused:

dj1
Re: outside doors
3poodles wrote:

Hello I am new to this site but wanted to ask a question relating to exterior door prep and the standard for center to center (CTC) measurements if anyone can tell me what these are. I live in Canada but I would assume that the standard CTC is the same for US as for Canada but I could be wrong about that. thank you

In remodeling, I like to have the door available and ready to install and calculate the rough opening from the intended door. Also, the measurements are in the plans.

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