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Postby lorincor » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Hey, gang!
Okay, guys - help me out please. Is there a particular name for an outside entryway to a basement that has the angled doors that you lift up to get to the stairs? It seems like there is, but it's not coming to me.
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Re: Quick question

Postby pls » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:03 pm

We simply called ours the "cellar door", as it led to the cellar, which was a scary place for a kid.

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Postby updog » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: Quick question

Postby LilliesCarol » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:14 am

As far as I can remember they have always been called a "cellar door". Like Paul, yes, they were a scary place as a kid.
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Postby shadowwalker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:10 am

Yeah, there's no specific term other than 'angled cellar door' - that's even how they're listed on contractor/supply sites.
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Re: Quick question

Postby mammamaia » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:51 am

normally, just 'cellar door'... 'angled' would be too specific for anything but a catalog listing, imo...
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Re: Quick question

Postby TerryRodgers » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:31 am

Although it's a brand name, where I'm from we call them Bilco doors.

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Re: Quick question

Postby DrG2 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 pm

bulkhead doors, or cellar bulkhead doors or basement doors would be options, but why look for an alternative for one of the most esthetically-pleasing terms in the english language: cellar door

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Re: Quick question

Postby updog » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:38 pm

DrG2 wrote:bulkhead doors, or cellar bulkhead doors or basement doors would be options, but why look for an alternative for one of the most esthetically-pleasing terms in the english language: cellar door


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Re: Quick question

Postby j t hall » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:16 am

When I was growing up, we called ours a cellar door.
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