Internal garage door - DIY

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  1. Wawawa

    Wawawa Read Only Funster

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    We're tempted to add an internal door from the habitation area into the garage beneath our bed

    What recommendations can anyone share on tackling this as a DIY job ?

    I've already checked for cables, ducting etc and have a clear run where we could place this.
     
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    Just be sure of the vertical loading ( if any ) on the sheet.
     
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    Hi,
    Carried out a similar exercise on our previous mh, pretty straightforward, as you say check for wiring etc and as suggested check panel thickness.
    Our panels were 9mm, plenty thick. Thetford hatches are available, details at http://www.thetford-europe.com/web/show/id=26111/langid=42
    The cutout you remove can be reduced to fit the hatch or alternatively as we did if the white hatches do not suit your colour scheme marine hatches are available in a creme?off white colour.
    For us it was by far the greatest improvement to the vehicle.
    :thumb:
     
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    one very important requirement.....

    measure twice, cut once.

    you only get one chance to get it right.:thumb:
     
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    Agreed but then I always cut slightly oversize and trim down or, cut a template.:thumb:

    Why are things seldom 90 degrees....:Doh:
     
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    Hi if this is not too late remember to cut the panel out starting on the edge as the panel you cut out will make the inner for your door :thumb: Do not drill a hole in the middle of the door and saw outwards as I once saw a so called professional do on a customers van :Eeek::Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    :Rofl1: and do not forget you might need a good size lintel:Rofl1:
    Brian and Marion
     
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    Not imposible and as said pretty straight forward. I would only ask if you have been in contact with the Birmingham company that do it all the time to add windows? Similar process and might just be as cheap as getting it wrong.
     
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