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OneAyedJack
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Member since Sep 2019
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Metal Building Apartment Door Question
I accidentally posted this in the wrong forum yesterday:

So, I'm building a metal building. Half of it is going to be finished to be a mother in law suite type apartment.

My question is about the doors. The metal building wall is 8 inches. The 2x4 stud wall inside with drywall on is another 4 inches. So that's a total of 12 inches of wall.

Using standard 32"x80" doors, where do I hang the door? Flush out to the metal and leave that much drywall behind it. I think it would hit the wall when opened...

Or, frame it in the stud wall and trim the exterior recess with metal?

Anyone ever do this?

I'd appreciate any help and would love to see pictures if you got them!


jbgleason
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re: Metal Building Apartment Door Question
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frame it in the stud wall and trim the exterior recess with metal?


I think that has to be your answer.


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Aristo
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re: Metal Building Apartment Door Question
Get a door slab and build custom jams. I have the same thing with some apartments in a metal building.


OneAyedJack
Watson
Member since Sep 2019
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re: Metal Building Apartment Door Question
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Get a door slab and build custom jams.


I'm sorry. I'm ignorant. I don't understand this.


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Capital Cajun
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Over Yonder
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re: Metal Building Apartment Door Question
One suggestion, if for MIL, put in 36” wide doors in case she ever has to be in a wheelchair.


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cgrand
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re: Metal Building Apartment Door Question
you want your exterior door in your exterior wall.
set your frame to the outside steel line (girt or column), and return your inside stud wall to the frame. You want a framed opening at the steel line and a cases opening in your finished wall


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