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replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Apr 22, 2019 5:23 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 22, 2019 5:49 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by NE [PA]) Apr 22, 2019 5:56 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 22, 2019 6:18 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Busy [WI]) Apr 22, 2019 6:33 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 22, 2019 7:01 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by #22 [MO]) Apr 22, 2019 7:58 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by RR78 [VA]) Apr 22, 2019 8:33 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by CX [WA]) Apr 22, 2019 9:25 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 22, 2019 10:54 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Apr 23, 2019 3:10 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Apr 23, 2019 3:14 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 23, 2019 3:29 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 23, 2019 4:19 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by S i d [MO]) Apr 23, 2019 5:07 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by DJ [VA]) Apr 23, 2019 5:59 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by Barb [MO]) Apr 23, 2019 6:06 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by Robin [WI]) Apr 23, 2019 7:55 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 23, 2019 10:54 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 23, 2019 11:10 AM
       replace bifold with what? (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 23, 2019 4:12 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Josh [CA]) Apr 23, 2019 4:18 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 23, 2019 6:08 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Apr 23, 2019 6:54 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by Gene [OH]) Apr 26, 2019 3:29 PM
       replace bifold with what? (by GKARL [PA]) Apr 26, 2019 5:09 PM

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replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 5:23 PM
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I have some wooden bifold doors that are in poor condition that probably need to go, in a now vacant rental.

I've seen some videos where they have been replaced with wooden bypass doors on a roller track. Is this the best replacement? Do these hold up or are there other options that are better?

--72.188.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 5:49 PM
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What width of an opening are you dealing with? --166.137.xxx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 5:56 PM
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Replace with new bifolds if needed and charge deposits at turnover. Not a big deal. I put prehungs when I can. --174.201.xx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 6:18 PM
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Depends on the usage. Curtain with curtain rod is cheap but not very nice. Bypass doors work well and hold up well but much more expensive than a curtain. Sliding barn doors are nice but you can't put anything on the wall where they slide to and they are heavy, require extra framing inside the wall sometimes. They also make an "accordion" style door that folds up like a pleated furnace filter...not very durable though. --99.92.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 6:33 PM
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I’m putting curtains on shower curtain rods (pressure rods) in the house I am currently rehabbing. The old doors I took out went floor to ceiling, so I got curtains at IKEA. The house we currently live in had that situation in the two kids’ bedrooms ( well, not floor to speckling door openings though,) And we just found fun shower curtains, thinking we’d get ‘proper doors’ back in there. Never did. The kids liked the fun curtains.

That said, in nicer areas, wood doors of some type would be expected. My other rentals all have small closets with hinged doors. If I HAD to put doors back on the wider closets in my rehab, I would probably look for pairs of hinged doors with pressure latches or magnetic latches. --70.92.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 7:01 PM
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I've had heck with new bifolds, not the doors but the flimsy pins and slides on the new ones. Last set of bi-folds I put up, I threw out the top and bottom swing pins and replaced with hinges on the side. The disadvantage is that you can't adjust them side to side but they have held up much better. --50.26.xx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 7:58 PM
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If wide enough, bypass doors work out well. --173.24.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 8:33 PM
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Just replace with regular door slabs.

May need a double door with wide openings.

Easy to install with non-mortise hinges, strong magnet latch and dummy door knobs. --73.152.xx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 9:25 PM
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Closet?

Bi-fold doors are fussy to set up and do not hold up to rough handling. I vote for simple curtain for the time being. --71.212.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 10:54 PM
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I had a unit with 3 bifold doors. Since I'm a contractor I installed Pocket doors. I had to open up the walls, install a header beam and then the pocket door and tracks. Big job...

Next time I'd use an accordion door or curtain. --47.156.xx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 3:10 AM
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It's a hallway linen closet and then two wide closets in the bedrooms. --72.188.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 3:14 AM
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I had double Bi-folds that I made rigid by fastening some wood on the backside and turned them into sliding doors

all parts for sliders at Big Box stores --24.62.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 3:29 AM
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Depending upon the class of rental & width of openings, I would go with a curtain & rod for C units and either a good quality accordion door or 1 or 2 slab doors. Even with a 36" wide opening, I prefer to use a pair of 18" slabs to lessen the amount the doors swing into the living space. --96.237.xx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 4:19 AM
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I think I’d put up good quality bypass doors not the cheap flimsy 1’s, tenants tend to be a bit “rough” and you’d be replacing the cheap 1’s soon enough. Personally I can’t stand accordion doors, so for C rentals I’d probably use curtain rods and curtains in the bedrooms as mentioned above, but I’d still use a bypass door in the hallway. --174.192.xx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 5:07 AM
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This statement might move me into "Class D" according to some, but I've taken to just eliminating closet doors in my Class C cheapies. Tenants beat up doors like no one's business, so unless I can easily swap out for a solid core, I leave the closets open....no curtain, no sliding door, nothing.

Hasn't seemed to affect my clientele or vacancy rates at all. YMMV. --173.20.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 5:59 AM
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My son is renting a nice apartment in ND, where there are NO closet doors. Surprised me, but Seems OK.

Personally, I have found both bifold and sliding doors to be less than durable with lower class tenant use - OK in a nicer home. In a "C" house I now try to use old (habitat) solid wood swing doors with strong hinges.

(Minot, if there are any other USAF folks out there) Just for fun: who can finish this? "Why not Minot? __________ the reason" --68.10.xxx.x




replace bifold with what? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 6:06 AM
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I have a couple of places where we simply eliminated the doors the tenants tore up. Hasn’t made any difference. In one, I may hang s surface mount barn door, haven’t decided. That will hold up better than most other options. --64.251.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 7:55 AM
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We have a couple units where we hung inexpensive curtains, and one where we just left a large closet without doors. The curtains seem to disappear over time, and nobody has complained about the lack of doors. Even bypass doors are a maintenance issue--the plastic floor guides break, the screws holding the rollers on get loose.... RR78, I really like your idea! --204.210.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 10:54 AM
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J,

Argh. Bifolds are a pain and one more thing to repair.

In low end homes, there is no rule forcing us to supply closet doors. Sec8 does not require them.

My preference is a regular hinged door.

Sliders are ok. Just OK.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 11:10 AM
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We've replaced bi-folds and sliders with hinged doors. You may have to plane them a bit to make them close together in the middle. --71.175.xxx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 4:12 PM
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DJ, “freezin’s the reason” --71.248.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 4:18 PM
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I have turned bi-folds into a solid door with metal flat brackets and hinged the one side for hall way closets.

For bedroom closets I make the bi-fold doors solid make a track separators on top and bottom with a rail/track. Last a long time. --71.9.xxx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 6:08 PM
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I have been just leaving the closet open or hanging a curtain over the opening. These are class B type properties. --70.178.x.xx




replace bifold with what? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 6:54 PM
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Thanks...I'm going to measure the spaces and see what options I have. --72.188.xxx.xxx




replace bifold with what? (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2019 3:29 PM
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RR78[VA] has the right idea. I did the same thing in my lowest value rental by framing in the closet opening for one or two flat panel doors with a magnetic catch and dummy door knobs. After 16 years, the doors are still intact and working exactly like they did 16 years ago. --155.188.xxx.xx




replace bifold with what? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2019 5:09 PM
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A PITA. I replace them with regular doors or curtains. --208.54.xx.xxx



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