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Residential Elevator Doors Demystified!!

Residential elevator doors always create confusion with builders and home owners. The current rule states that from the inside face of the door to the sill edge cannot exceed 3". The rule also states that from the inside face of the door to the car gate cannot exceed 5". We always tell our builders if they get us a door that meets the 3" requirements we will make the 5" rule work.

Still confused? A picture is worth a 1,000 words. I think this picture sums it up pretty well.

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