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Exterior Outswing Doors1/7
I've got a customer who wants all of the exterior doors to be outswing.
I know they exist. I've never built one. What should I know before I start?
Make sure they don't get a lot of snow or they won't be swinging at all in deep snow.
The screen/storm doors already have that problem. Check
NRP hinges - non removable pin, for security. Solid brass or stainless since the hinges will see the weather.
The sill can/should have a shallow rabbet or dam- 1/2" or so - for the doors to close up to and keep water out. This will work in conjunction with the seal you put on the bottom or the doors. I would not use Q-lon on that bottom rabbit. We prefer a bronze interlock for all our door bottoms.
Inform the hardware vendor of the outswing.
Paired outswings are no different from the singles. The T-astragal could be a bit beefier.