How can I repair the side of a steel cellar bulkhead that's rotted?

Jma11189690
by Jma11189690
  5 answers
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 29, 2018

    If you mean the metal on the door has rusted through, I would consider attaching a piece of sheet metal.

    • Jma11189690 Jma11189690 on Mar 30, 2018

      THANK YOU BARB.....BUT IT IS THE SIDE OF THE BULKHEAD AND NOT THE DOOR. HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT OR USE TO ATTACH A PIECE OF SHEET METAL TO THE SIDE???

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 29, 2018

    A picture would help.

  • Barb Barb on Mar 29, 2018

    Steel ? get a piece cut to the size where it is rotted cut all the bad part out and weld the new piece in . OR if you can't do that maybe make a wood bulk head and use the old steel doors . Your saying it is only the side of the bulk head that is rusted am I correct ? if so and the doors are good reuse them on the wood bulk head just make holes to bolt the steel doors attach to the wood and the opening of the stairs I am guessing cement on either side.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Mar 30, 2018

    If I’m understanding right, it’s the actual bulkhead that’s rotted.?.?? If that is the case, the structure must be temporarily supported. Rotting one removed and a new piece put in place. Then temporary supports can be removed. If I’m not understanding clearly, please clarify with pics if possible.


  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 30, 2018

    Any chance of a picture?