Universal I Hand and Door Width Requirement

What do you think is the narrowest space that a Uni I could fit through without taking the press apart? I am looking for a house and this question came up. We like one house with a walkout basement but the doorway is only 31″ wide.

Thanks for your input!

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Paul Moxon, Moderator
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12 years ago

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Paul Moxon, Moderator
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12 years ago

Thinking a bit more on this: removing the door frame would gain two inches. Of course you’ll have removed the crank handle, but check if the gripper pedal and gripper trip lever on the back side need to be removed. The later is not that complicated to take apart, but the pedal has a taper pin that is hard to access.

Martha mentioned in an email that most of the basements she looked at have 6 steps down and a 90 degree turn.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
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12 years ago

31″ is too narrow for your Uni I. Is it an option to expand the opening and reframe? Current standard exterior doors are 36″wide. Big box stores sells them for about $200 depending on the model, add another $50-75 for locks. Professional install is an additional $200, well worth it if you don’t have the skills.

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