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    Garage Door intallation

    I need to install a door in my shop. ( used) This a one piece door ( not sectional) Being used I have no instructions so I need to know the measurements of the opening in relation to the door size. How much clearance do I need on the sides?

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    Ivan, Please take a measurement of the length of the panels and the combined total height of all the panels and post them. That would help with finding an installation manual that would work. Typically the opening is an inch or two smaller on each side of the frame.

    Edit: Sorry missed the one piece door part...never mind. Most swing outward, so probably a 1/2" or so clearance on the sides at least, then have to install a door sweep on the sides or door itself for a seal. Will see what I can google though.
    Last edited by Darren Wright; 06-26-2014 at 03:18 AM.
    Darren

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    I made mine 1/2" shy on each side. Don't know if that's the standard or not.
    Dan Gonzales
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    Looks like 3/8" to 5/8" clearance on each side according to this install manual...

    http://www.foothilldoors.com/mobile/...orinstall.html
    Darren

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    Thanks Darren this will be so helpful.

    Ivan

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