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High Desert Windows
(775) 342-5154
2215 eagle Greens dr
Reno, NV
 
Malibu Window Coverings
(702) 270-0727
10866 Marandola St
Las Vegas, NV

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Access Door and Glass, LLC
(702) 644-3667
1023 Whitney Ranch Dr
Henderson, NV
 
Blind Guys Installation
(702) 736-8930
5530 Evaline St
Las Vegas, NV
 
Incline Door Co
(775) 831-2367
896 Southwood Blvd Ste 1
Incline Village, NV

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The Door Stop
(702) 362-0022
4960 W Post Rd Ste 130
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sbs Construction
(702) 220-8231
5795 Rogers St Ste A
Las Vegas, NV

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Master Craftsmen Inc
(702) 312-4606
3111 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

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(702) 432-2227
6625 S Valley View Blvd
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Building a Skirting Access Door

Building A Skirting Access Door
Fri 03/12/04 11:03:29 pm
by MARK BOWER

Many people do a great job of installing and upkeeping their skirting, but fail to plan for a simple access to get underneath their home. Take it from me, makeshift doors are frustrating. If those access doors don't open because they are jammed, frozen, hinged, non-existent or whatever, they are costing you the homeowner money, especially if you're paying a service person to do a repair and he's adding time because he can't get underneath your home. Plus if the only water shut-off to your home is underneath and you have a broken pipe, fast access is essential in preventing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in water damage.

The good news is that a tough reliable door is easy to build and simple to install. The door shown in this article will work with any type of skirting. By building a screen, this door would also double as a vent.

Location

If you are only installing one skirting door, it should be positioned closest to your main water shut-off. Be sure the door isn't located directly in front of a pipe, anchor strap or any other obstruction that would hinder getting through the door. If you intend for these doors to also act as skirting vents, then locating one door in each corner would work really well for airflow.

Construcion

When building this access door, use all treated boards and plywood. Treated wood, available at most any lumberyard, is weather resistant and will add years of life to your door. Any nails and screws used should also be suitable for use in treated lumber.

Start by measuring the opening for your door. Width is not as important as height. Height should be from the ground to the bottom of the home. Width should be at least 2 feet. Build your door to these measurements.

First construct the frame. The bottom of the frame consists of a 2x8, while 2x6's are used on the other three sides. Then 1x4's are nailed along the top and sides. Leave a 3/4" reveal when nailing the 1x4's to the frame.

Measure the opening and cut a door panel to fit. 3/4" or 5/8" treated plywood should be used for the door panel. The panel should fit without sticking. Add a handle to the panel for ease of use. Instead of a solid door, a screen could be built. Simply construct a frame the size of the opening and cover it with screen available at any home improvement store.

The door is held closed by a turning latch on each side. These are made from treated 1x4 scraps cut to about 2" wide x 5" long. Drill a hole through the latch that's bigger than the screw. Screw the latch to the 1x4, positioning it so when turned vertical it won't interfere with removal of the door. Don't overtighten the screw or it won't turn freely.

Installation

Cut the opening in the skirting if you haven't already. Set the door in the opening. The 1x4's should cover any rough skirting edges. Secure the door to the ground by driving long nails or spikes through th...

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