How to Put in a Plumbing Access Door

How to Put in a Plumbing Access Door

Plumbing access doors cover unsightly pipes while still allowing access and allowing homeowners without needing to cut a new hole in the walls to carry out maintenance. The doors are installed for accessibility to bathtub, kitchen or laundry area plumbing. This project takes few tools and will require an homeowner about two hours to finish. The doors covered to match the wall so that they’re much less noticeable or are generally concealed inside of closets.

Measure width and the length of the doorway without the frame. Insert 1/4 inch to the door’s height and width measurements. The wall where the doorway will be installed by you . Use a straight edge are straight.

Apply the dust mask and safety glasses. Drywall dust is poisonous and must not be inhaled. Lay a drop cloth and over the top of cold air return ducts, windows and doors. The particles will travel across home and the room.

Cut out the marked part of drywall saw. Follow the lines so the door will match you brought.

Open the door and remove it in the doorway frame. Gently pry the door loose in the frame, if installed with pins. Add a flat head screwdriver beneath the border of this pin if the door has hinges. Harness the end of the screwdriver gently with a hammer to dislodge the pins. Set the door aside.

Dry fit the door frame into check and the pit with a flat to ensure it is plumb and horizontally. If the frame is not level the door won’t swing. Use 15-grit drywall sandpaper to remove any high spots or add shims. Cut shims in the removed part of drywall.

Clean up the region, such as removing dust particles from around the hole’s edges. Wipe all parts of the door using a clean, dry cloth. Dust and debris will prevent the adhesive from sticking to both surfaces correctly.

Squeeze a bead of silicone adhesive along the back side of the door frame. Press the door frame. Secure with clamps and depart the adhesive.

Hold the door in a 90-degree angle contrary to the frame just as if it was open. Add the bottom pin. Gently push on on the pin until it snaps into position. In place, place the door for a hinged door if the door was closed. Insert the pins into the hinge assemblies before completely inserted, and gently tap with a hammer.

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