What is an inactive door leaf?

That leaf of a pair of doors which does not contain a lock, and to which the strike plate is fastened to receive the latch or bolt of the active leaf; usually it is fixed in a closed position by bolts at the top and bottom of the door.

What does active door mean?

: the one of a pair of doors that is ordinarily used alone.

What do you call a door that doesn’t open?

A Dutch door (American English), stable door (British English), or half door (Hiberno English), is a door divided in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. They were known in early New England as a double-hung door.

What is a flush bolt for doors?

Flush bolts are installed into the lock stile on the inactive leaf of a pair of doors. There are often two bolts, one installed at the top and one at the bottom of the door. The strike of the top bolt will be in the head of the frame and the strike for the bottom bolt will be in the floor.

Are Outswing doors more expensive?

I frequently order these from my local lumberyard, and they are a little more expensive than a standard door. An outswing door will have a threshold like this. An inswing door will have weatherstripping on its bottom.

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