STEEL BASEMENT DOORS PRODUCTS/INSTALLATION CELLAR DOOR FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND EXISTING FLAT FOUNDATIONS REPLACEMENT DOOR FOR SLOPING FOUNDATIONS
CD-MODEL– FOR EXISTING FLAT FOUNDATIONS AND NEW CONSTRUCTION HEIGHT 22" HEIGHT 30" MODEL CD-0 LE NG 54 TH " LE N 63GTH " H DT WI 45" H DT WI 49" MODEL CD-2 HEIGHT 24 1/2" MODEL CD-1 LE NG 57 TH " MODEL CD-SL H DT WI 45" HEIGHT 51" LE N 42 1 GTH /2" H DT WI 49" HEIGHT 19 1/2" MODEL CD-3 LE NG 71 TH " H DT WI 53" NOTE: Dimensions shown are outside frame dimensions. HOW TO SELECT DOOR WITH SIDES 1. Measure dimensions A, B, C, D and K. 2.
RD Model REPLACEMENT DOORS FOR SLOPING FOUNDATIONS NOTE: Dimensions shown are outside frame dimensions. H GT LEN48" MODEL RD-0 WIDTH 44 1/2" MODEL RD-3 H GT LEN 1 /2" 66 H GT LEN62" H GT LEN 1 /2" 73 MODEL RD-1 MODEL RD-2 WIDTH 44 1/2" WIDTH 48 1/2" WIDTH 52 1/2" HOW TO SELECT A DOOR WITHOUT METAL SIDES A B 1. Measure dimensions A, B, C and D. 2. Select length at least 2” longer than “A” and no longer than “B”. 3. Select width at least 4” wider than “C” and no wider than “D”.
STEP 1–ASSEMBLE FRAME CD INSTALLATION STEP 2–ATTACH FRAME TO HOUSE Bolt Head Use 1/4” bolts and nuts from hardware package. Bolt heads must face the outside of the door frame. Nuts on the inside. NOTE: The sill bends toward the house. STEP 3– SLIDE ON DOOR PANELS Align frame on foundation and attach only at center hole in header.
CD INSTALLATION (con't.) STEP 7–INSTALL TORSION SPRINGS STEP 8–CAULK FRAME TORSION SPRING HINGE PLATE INSERT HERE INSERT HERE Insert torsion springs by sliding the spring under the hinge plate. Point faces downward and inserts into spring clip. If new cement, allow to set before inserting springs. Models CD-1 and CD-2 have 2 torsion springs. Model CD-3 has 4 torsion springs. To avoid leakage caulk around frame and promptly paint the door using alkyd base outdoor metal enamel paint.
STEP 1–ASSEMBLE FRAME RD INSTALLATION STEP 2– ATTACH DOOR TO FOUNDATION HEADER ANGLE DOOR HEADER CENTER HOLE DOOR HEADER BOLT HEADS BOLT HEAD Use 1/4” bolts and nuts from hardware package. Bolt heads must face the outside of the door frame. NOTE: The sill bends towards the house STEP 3–SLIDE ON DOOR PANELS Attach header angle to door header, bolting at center hole only. Fasten header angle to house using all 3 holes.
RD INSTALLATION (conʼt) STEP 7–INSTALL TORSION SPRINGS STEP 8–CAULK FRAME TORSION SPRING HINGE PLATE INSERT HERE INSERT HERE Insert torsion springs by sliding the spring under the hinge plate–point faces downward and inserts into spring clip. If new cement–allow to set before inserting springs. To avoid leakage, caulk around frame and promptly paint the door using alkyd based outdoor metal enamel paint. NOTE: Do not cement over flanges.
FOUNDATION PLATES H 3” 3” 3” 3” 3" F 84" Foundation plates are angle irons used to modify non standard size foundations to allow use of standard size doors, also they may be used to cap irregular surfaces such as stone or rough concrete, eliminating the need to set forms and pour a new concrete cap. BEFORE AFTER G 84” 84” 84” 84” H G (HOLLOW BRICK) Dimensions F 5” 8” 11” 14” “H” dimensions is always 3”. “G” dimension is standard 84” long.
FOUNDATION PLATES TOO WIDE TOO NARROW 1 1 3" Foundation openings on older homes are often much wider than standard door widths. Foundation plates are used in this situation to reduce the width of the opening to accept a standard model door. 2 8" Foundation plates on older homes are often too narrow for standard door widths. Foundation plates are used in this situation to extend the width of the foundation to accept a standard model door.
TOO SHORT FOUNDATION PLATES 1 When foundations are too short for standard doors, plates are used to extend the foundation to desired length. Base plate used is attached extending length. AGAINST THE HOUSE 1 Foundation plates are used to create a side wall against the house where none exists. The 3” portion of the plate turns upward and fastens to the house. 2 2 Side plates are then cut to the overall desired length, overlapping the base plate.
Complete your basement with the GORDON STAIR STRINGER Gordon now makes it easy and economical to add stairs to your new or existing bulkhead. Along with the Gordon Steel Basement Door, the Gordon Stair Stringers eliminate the need for expensive and complicated step construction. Made of 14 gauge galvanized steel and prepunched for easy tread installation. The rise of the step is 81/2”. 1. First measure the ‘H’ dimension, then the ‘F’ dimension.
better features-lower cost GORDON c o r p o r t i 3 1 o n 4 5 2 9 7 8 6 1 One-Piece Header runs full width. It is designed to shed water and snow without caulking. 2 Twin Handles make opening both sides easier, permit doors to be padlocked with one lock for exterior security. Twin handles made of high strength U-V rated polypropelene are attractive, ergonomic and make opening both sides easier. 3 Automatic Hold Open Safety Catch keeps doors open securely until you release them.
all-steel basement doors RELIABILITY The Gordon Corporation has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing all-steel basement doors for over 40 years. Our top-quality products are designed with thoughtful, proven features that provide long-term satisfaction for homeowners and avoid call-backs by installers. REPUTATION Gordon basement doors are in use in most states, are accepted on state and federal projects, and meet standard building code requirements.
Step 1 Remove old door. Looking For A Replacement Door? A B E C Step 2 Prepare foundation. Smooth surface with mortar or foundation plates. (optional) Step 3 Place assembled frame on foundation. Square & attach. F D How To Select A Door Without Metal Sides 1. Measure dimensions A, B, C and D. 2. Select length at least 2" longer than “A” and no longer than “B”. 3. Select width at least 4" wider than “C” and no wider than “D”. We have the most complete replacement door system in the U.S.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED TO INSTALL A GORDON STEEL BASEMENT DOOR RD or CD Model Door - needed for all standard installations: Electric Drill - (hammer drill works best) 1/4” masonry drill bit Phillips head screw driver or cordless screwdriver Caulking gun 1 tube of silicone caulking (G.E., Geocel, Phenoseal, ect.
Before Installation After Installation GORDON c o r p o r a t i o Manufactures of Steel Basement Doors n 170 Spring Street • Southington, Connecticut 06489 • Telephone: (860) 628-4775 Website: http://www.gordoncelladoor.com Rev.