What is bypass hardware?
Bypass door hardware allows for one door to slide in front of the other rather than swing open into a room or closet. This can be done with two doors to make a double door bypass, or three doors to make a triple door bypass. Reeb orders all Bypass Door Hardware from LE Johnson.
Can barn doors be bypass?
Bypass barn doors are especially useful for closets and pantries where adjacent wall space is limited, and you only need access to half of the doorway at a given time. Bypass doors are different than double barn doors, which cannot slide behind each other and still require more wall space.
What is the difference between single and double bypass barn door?
For a single door you need adjacent wall space that’s at least as wide as your door, while double doors need space on both sides of the opening. But if you’ve said no to a barn door because you don’t have wall space, you should definitely look into installing bypass barn doors.
How much should bypass doors overlap?
The combined width of the doors should equal the width of the opening plus at least 1 inch. This provides 1/2 inch of overlap between the two doors when they are closed. Some minor variations exist among bypass door kits from different manufacturers, but they are all easy to install.
How much should bypass barn doors overlap?
What is a bypass door system?
Not everyone knows the name, but a sliding bypass door is two of two or more sliding panels that separate two spaces. A bypass door is defined by being a door that has pieces that slide horizontally, parallel to the wall but do not go inside. Anything that goes into the wall is a known as a pocket door.
Can you install a barn door without a header?
To safely mount the door, you will need a header board to carry the load of the door without having to open the drywall to modify the studs. It’s very important that you only use clear straight lumber for the head casing.
What is the rough opening for a bypass door?
For two 32-inch doors, the opening should be 63 inches, to allow for a l-inch overlap.