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We need to replace an 8' sliding glass patio door. We'd like to use french doors with fixed side panels or something. Does anyone have suggestions on how to find a good deal on doors? Is there anyplace to check contractor's "oops" on doors that turned out to be the wrong size or something? Thank you!
 
Posts: 102 | Location: Lexington KY | Registered: Mar 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Don't know of any clearing house for this kind of stuff. I'd try your local building supply houses, and the big box stores for returns and floor models.

I've seen some interesting things at our local Habitat for Humanity Reuse store. Occasionally they get new items from builders or building supply houses that may have been returned because they didn't fit or whatever. It may involve going to the reuse store every week for months to get anything though. Inventory changes daily and there is no rhyme or reason to what they have. It all depends on what is donated. That said, I've seen more junk at the HFH Reuse store than actual gems.


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Posts: 6979 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Your problem solution needs a location. Please put your location in your profile as I have done so we know where you are.

In SoCA there was a fairly large store that specialized in builder's surplus. In fact, that was the name of the place. They usually had a stock of such items.
 
Posts: 12197 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you. I put it in, but I am not seeing it. Anyway, I am in Lexington, KY
 
Posts: 102 | Location: Lexington KY | Registered: Mar 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Your location shows nicely. Thanks.
 
Posts: 12197 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the tip! And, I found out that there are two Builders Surpluses within a 1 1/2 hour drive. Thank you!
 
Posts: 102 | Location: Lexington KY | Registered: Mar 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here's a link to find great high quality interior doors at wholesale price. They are adding an augmented reality app for Apple iOS and for the Android. This app will allow you to view how these different doors look in your home with the push of a button. Just go to www.aegisglobalcorp.com

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I don't know about HD, but Lowe's has special areas for Special Order Returns and items that are clearance. We regularly shop all of those areas in all of the Lowe's in our area. We've purchased several windows and doors for our personal use, as well as saving our clients lots of money finding deals for them. Recently we bought a door for our client (a French door for her breakfast room). We'd priced out ordering, as the size was an odd size, not standard in stock... I KNEW I'd seen a door when we were out, so we made a trip to all of our local stores and there it was! A $1200 door, had been ordered and returned, and we got it for her for a 1/3rd of the price. We get doors, windows and all for $50-100 each... high $ stuff. You just have to be willing to be patient and make the rounds. It can pay off in the end. (*"*)
 
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