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I'm in a bit of a conundrum.

 

We have a powder room that opens off of the den and it has a pocket sliding door.  Naturally, it's open most of the time and the wife wants a hinged door so that it can be just slightly open when no one is in the powder room.

 

The problem is that the room is only 3'-6" x 7'-0" and with a 28" door swinging into the room it would be very difficult for Perry to go into the room and close the door.  I could swing the door out instead of in, but that doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

 

What would you do?

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I would personally do exactly as you have it drawn up, OR use a highly customized double door.

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Swing it out just incase you have a medical problem while sitting on the pot. If the door swings in, they wouldn't be able to open it and would have to cut it out. Yes, I really think of these things. I started doing all those that way a long time ago.

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We wire about 60 custom homes per year starting at $425,000.  

90% of the powder room doors swing out.

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Outswing  - LH - much to tight to swing in plus what Perry said

Swing it towards the cabinets - not in use - not a problem

Easy entry from the Den

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With the swinging in door it would be a real problem to get in there and then close the door.

 

Also, in Oz, we are not allowed to swing a door in like that unless it has lift off hinges.

Because, as Perry says, if someone collapses, they can fall against the door and prevent rescue.

 

Hinge the door out or a bi-fold, or leave it as a pocket.

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I'm in a bit of a conundrum.

 

We have a powder room that opens off of the den and it has a pocket sliding door.  Naturally, it's open most of the time and the wife wants a hinged door so that it can be just slightly open when no one is in the powder room.

 

The problem is that the room is only 3'-6" x 7'-0" and with a 28" door swinging into the room it would be very difficult for Perry to go into the room and close the door.  I could swing the door out instead of in, but that doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

 

What would you do?

I would go to Perry's house instead of inviting him to my house.  Besides,  his wife is a true chef.

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But if you insist on inviting Perry over to your palatial manse,  I would ask him to use one of the other 13 bathrooms and i would swing the door the way you have it.......   for that particular design.

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Scott,

What do you know about toilet safety. Also the porcelain throne must be able to withstand the massive forces that some people throw down upon it, not even saying about what's required in  the floor structure. The hole size also needs to be a large one, for those embarrassing moments when a regular hole just won't do.

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Commercial roll up door???  :)        Go with outswing

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Grandpap told me that only Chicken Coops and Outhouses have doors that swing out.

I guess we can add powder rooms and commercial buildings

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I agree with the outswing, hinge towards the cabinets.  My son is a fireman and EMT and had one incident where a big fellow died on the commode.  I can't imagine trying to recover a heavy person on a commode with a design as shown. 

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I would go outswing as well (safety), but the swing would be toward the center of the room (modesty)

 

jon

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I would go with the pocket door. (Though my wife does remind me occasionally regularly that she's surprised I'm still married.)

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