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Check www.grainger.com they have plenty of them. About $200.

However I think you'll end up with some 1 1/2 " alum angle stock trim fastened to the joists with a double plywood insert resting on cleats with insulation between.

Just thinking too, that a metal access door may give off a continuous rattle or hum given its next to a washer dryer. A PIA....if that happens.
 

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How regularly must it be accessed?

If it's only rarely you can dry-set a tile over the access, and caulk the grout joint. If the tile is smaller format, I'll mount it to a piece of ply and use cabinet spring clips to hold it in place.

Here's a tub deck in slate with that detail:

 

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I like the cabinet spring clips or hinges because a wood door can rattle too. Get some silicone w/s from Mc-Master Carr.com for the door to rest in.
 

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So its going to be kinda heavy with slate, and 5/8s CDX backing, its on the floor so wouldnt that be pretty hard to lift? I like what you have goin on ChrWright Will that make the grout crack on the panel itself you think? Its how I access most of the houses plumbing and the furnace so Maybe 2 times a year is all I would use it.
 

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So its going to be kinda heavy with slate, and 5/8s CDX backing, its on the floor so wouldnt that be pretty hard to lift? I like what you have goin on ChrWright Will that make the grout crack on the panel itself you think? Its how I access most of the houses plumbing and the furnace so Maybe 2 times a year is all I would use it.
I'd probably put a finger hole in it, and prep the panel the same as you would the floor.
 
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