What are Bilco Doors?

In an ad for a proof press I noticed this reference:

currently located in a basement with 7 stairs to up and out bilco style doors

I’d never heard of “bilco doors,” and that’s because, as it turns out, it’s a regional expression in parts of the US, the “Kleenex” of basement doors, named for the Bilco company known for making them.

Given that I have a 50 year old boiler in my basement that cannot fit up the inside basement stairs, I could use a good set of Bilco doors here at 100 Prince.


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Jarek on April 4, 2021 - 22:07 Permalink

Our 100 year old cast iron boiler came out up the narrow stairs in pieces. So that might be an option. That was expensive (it was quoted as part of the whole boiler replacement job, not itemized, but I think I heard around $1000-2000?), but they couldn't rule out asbestos, so it had to be a professional job anyway.