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    Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    I want to change a couple exterior door from in swing to outswing. The hinges are made to be outswing already. The hinge pins are welded in and can not be pulled out. I know I can pull the door off and hang it again but I really don't want to do so due to the amount of work involved. Is there an easier way?

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    CjR,
    Can't you just buy new hinges at the BORG? I don't see any way around rehanging the door.

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    I'm not sure we've got a clear picture here, Cage. Is the door & frame loose, or is it already in place? The hinges - is there something unusual about 'em besides the welded pins? What would pulling the pins get you, besides a door that's separated from the frame? If you moved the hinges, you'd have hinge mortises to fill, true?

    I'm sure there's a terribly good reason to change the swing of the door. I think it's seldom you do something frivolously...

    If there IS an easier way, we'll definitely noodle it out, we gang of us. :)

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    Originally I designed the doors to be outswing hence they were bought with the correct hinges. During construction, LadyRider and I talked about looks and a lot of things. Some how we wound up with intalling them as in swing. Now we found out that, with the lake wind condition, it's impossible to keep the water from coming in on in swing doors. Now we have to change them to outswing. Since we already have decorative stuff on the door frame inside, it becomes a time consuming and costly change.

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    Can ya hang an all-glass stormdoor on the outside? That'd stop the water, look good, and save a ton of work. Wouldn't be cheap, it'd cost ya prob'ly $250.

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    Nope. Not as I see it.
    I'd remove the molding inside and out, zawsall the nails, remove the door and frame, spin it and remount it.
    You are beginning to see why contractors charge big for change orders.

    That palace is pretty danged high. What the heck is the lake doing blowing in the door? :o

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    It's $474 for a simple 8ft storm door cuz it is special order.

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    OW! What IS it, a 43-inch door?

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    I guess rehang it'll be. 4th time ought to be a double charm huh.

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    RE: Changing exterior door from inswing to outswing

    Only thing I can think of is to rehang it.

    Take it out and turn it 180 degrees. Problem is - the hinges are now going to be on the other side of the door, so instead of a right hand door it will now be left hand (not really, but in effect yes).

    I don't think you can simply change the hinges to outswing from inswing and not change the jams.


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