I want to put in a bi-fold door from the kitchen to the laundry/utility/pantry space. I saw some in a Big Box ad the other day, which noted there were three standard sizes to choose from, I don't remember exactly, but let's say 30 ", 32" and 36". So I measure the the opening, which matches the height given in the ad (80" I think), but the width of the opening is 35 5/8". There is a track at the top of the space, I assume from an old door, and a bit of hardware in one bottom corner of the doorway. The floor is a miscellany of adhesive tile over cement slab.
Can I buy the 36" door and cut it 3/8" off one edge? Which machine would do this correctly? Would they do this for me at the Big Box, or would I be pestering the neighbor, who seems to have Tools? Hire a handyman, which the mister is not? Is it likely the existing track would fit a new door? How would I cut the track to fit, if this were necessary? How exactly is a bi-fold door attached, anyway? And I would want to latch this door shut to repel kids and dog, but put in a cat flap to allow the cat access this space.
One of those things that seems easy enough, until you actually get it home, which is what I'm trying to avoid...