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Old 06-15-2019, 03:36 AM   #1
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Helping a friend. Some jackass didn't know what they were doing at all. Now I'm the jackass who wants to help!!! My friends basement here in Utah. His house is nice everywhere else... but his problem is his downstairs basement doorway is only 24" x 29 1/2". He wants to put a bedroom and new washer and dryer. No room to get things in and out. He has a Baby on the way and needs to solve this problem 🤔 what do I do to help? Not bearing. Nothing is flush. He wants to move the doorway but I see he would still have the same problem. Single door to double door? Widers single? Or my last resort idea of a removable Stealth wall since nothing is tied into it you could move it out and back after furniture and such gets moved in and out each time? I like the open doorway but his wife requested we do a locking door in case of someone breaking into the basement and nothing is going to stop them from coming upstairs to the bathroom. Anything helps. Thanks. I can't upload pictures I can email them I guess. Down the stairs cold storage on left basement door to the right. I got 46"+ dead open space now I have demolition of anything that's half assed
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:32 AM   #2
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I see you a jackass of all trades, you should figure that out.

That said it sounds like other than hacking something up and creating a fire-trap there are no other feasible solutions you can come up or anything close meet the local code compliance.

Don't do anything, tell them to buy another house or don't do anything.

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Less caffeine. More punctuation.
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Dig it up, cut a new opening in the wall for a larger door. Add steps and Bilco doors for security. Cut an egress window into the wall for the bedroom, install an egress window well.

Consult with an engineer prior to cutting up the foundation.
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Dig it up, cut a new opening in the wall for a larger door. Add steps and Bilco doors for security. Cut an egress window into the wall for the bedroom, install an egress window well.

Consult with an engineer prior to cutting up the foundation.
This is probably the answer to whatever...
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I want to hear more about the "removable stealth wall"

Google is a blank on that.
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I literally don't understand this one tiny bit.

You have a 24" x 29" doorway??

Which dimension is height? The 29"?

Did they build the house for leprechauns?
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Helping a friend. Some jackass didn't know what they were doing at all. Now I'm the jackass who wants to help!!! My friends basement here in Utah. His house is nice everywhere else... but his problem is his downstairs basement doorway is only 24" x 29 1/2". He wants to put a bedroom and new washer and dryer. No room to get things in and out. He has a Baby on the way and needs to solve this problem �� what do I do to help? Not bearing. Nothing is flush. He wants to move the doorway but I see he would still have the same problem. Single door to double door? Widers single? Or my last resort idea of a removable Stealth wall since nothing is tied into it you could move it out and back after furniture and such gets moved in and out each time? I like the open doorway but his wife requested we do a locking door in case of someone breaking into the basement and nothing is going to stop them from coming upstairs to the bathroom. Anything helps. Thanks. I can't upload pictures I can email them I guess. Down the stairs cold storage on left basement door to the right. I got 46"+ dead open space now I have demolition of anything that's half assed
You're going to have to legibly re-explain that (maybe pics/drawings) if you want better answers... Don't forget to use paragraphs...

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