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How to remove a transportable building door

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November 4, 2021
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Transport your transportable door off of your transportable building

Transportable doors are perfect for converted shipping containers and other transportable buildings. But nothing is forever, and the time may come when you want to remove your transportable building door.

At Larnec, we're proud to sell doors that are sturdy and easy to install. And when the time comes that you need to remove your doors, that's a simple process as well. Read on to learn more about some of the different methods for removing transportable building doors.

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Why do you want to remove a transportable building door?

There are many reasons why it might be necessary to remove a transportable building door. Perhaps you need to move something through the doorway, and it's slightly too large to get past the door hinges. Alternately, you may have damaged the door and need it replaced. Also, some people wish get rid of a door portal entirely, and turn the threshold into a window or a wall.

No matter your reasons, there are straightforward steps you can follow to make removing a transportable building door easy. The right way forward will depend on your reasons for wanting to remove the door. If, for example, you want to replace the entire door with a wall or a window, you might want to remove the whole door frame. On the other hand, if you only need to temporarily remove the door, it might be a simple matter of pushing the pin out of the hinges. Read on to find the best option for your situation.

How to remove a transportable building door

Removing a transportable building door is very similar to removing a conventional door in your home. As such, there are two conventional ways to remove a transportable building door.

1) Unscrew your transportable building door from its hinges

This is the most obvious way to remove a door, but it is by no means the simplest. The hinges connect the transportable building door to the door frame. By unscrewing the door from the hinges, the door can be pulled free. The SENTRY™ T200.76, our transportable building door of choice, uses 3 x 100 x 75 heavy duty hinges. The screws aren't always easy to remove, and screwing the door back onto the hinges after you've moved the door can be a bother. Indeed, the laboriousness of the task is one of the reasons our doors come pre-hung in the first place! Thankfully, there is an easier solution.

2) Take the pins out of the hinges and pull the door away

This probably the easiest method of door removal. You'll need:

  • A nail punch
  • A hammer
  • Pointy nose pliers

Put the nail punch under the hinge, and use the hammer to raise the nail. Do this for all the hinges. Then, using the pointy nose pliers, remove the pin. You can use your hammer to tap the underside of your pliers to apply upward force and speed up the process.

Remove the door jamb

A typical jamb only has 3 sides: the top, left, and right beams. A transportable building door from Larnec, on the other hand, has a 4-sided jamb. There are a number of benefits for the 4-sided design, including not being limited when it comes to prep and reinforcement, ease of installation, greater assurance of door alignment, and making it simple to put the door anywhere you want on the wall.

If you have a chambranle, architrave or panels on the door frame, remove them. If it has been painted, score it with a utility knife. Using a crowbar, pry the panels off of the frame. If you're careful, you should be able to preserve it in good condition and reuse it for another doorframe. The same is true of the door jamb; using a wrench, pull it free from the wall.

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