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Old 06-26-2014, 08:21 AM   #1
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Garage Door Question

So I have a shed I park my fifth wheel under. It has a 24 ft wide opening. I would like to build some sort of garage doors to close up the front. The issue I'm having is the doors have to be hinged on the side due to the way the shed is built and the height of the fifth wheel.

Any of you done this before or have any ideas. I just can't figure the best way to support the weight of the doors.

I was thinking about using telephone poles to hang the doors on and burying them 5 ft in the ground.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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It's 12ft on the sides and 15ft tall in the center. Here's the style shed I have.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Ive seen a few with roller/sliding doors but they are pretty ugly. I think the hinge doors would work best. The telephone pole idea would work.

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Old 06-26-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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This is a sketch of what I want to build but I'm afraid the weight will be over 400lbs. I'm getting pricing on aluminum tubing now to lower the weight.
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I cant see the sketch, but I would opt for a pole as a hinge, or a wheel for the swinging end to ride on and take the main sag pressure off the hinge.

I see tons of metal gates that way out here..hinge on one side and a heavy duty swivel caster on the opposite bottom corner
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #6
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From the photos, it looks like your shed is a pre-fabbed unit. Have you checked if the manufacturer has any kind of door kit?
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Farmtek in Dyersville Iowa may have a solution for you.

Check with them.

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies...e_storage.html

I'd call them in regards to a roll up door.
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From the photos, it looks like your shed is a pre-fabbed unit. Have you checked if the manufacturer has any kind of door kit?
This is what I was wondering also. I've seen(I think I have anyway) the doors that hang off of an overhead track, and roll back and forth, like bypass closet doors. There may be something along those lines that would work, and mount right to the front of the building you have.
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This is a sketch of what I want to build but I'm afraid the weight will be over 400lbs. I'm getting pricing on aluminum tubing now to lower the weight.
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Your drawing doesn't look square. I'd suggest you go with a roll up canvas/vinyl material. With a system designed by the poster who gave you the outside link. Your issue, if its like the picture posted, is no sides are plumb or square.

All those angle calculations, to close that opening, and make it look good, would give the most expierenced carpenter a run for his money.
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the canvas will not keep unwanted folks out. The shed is on a piece of property that is a rental of mine. I was wanting to put doors that I could lock to keep kids out of the shed or vandals.
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