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DUFFY
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Doors come in countless different sizes and styles—from modern, flush interior doors with standard dimensions to massive, traditionally designed entryways. By comparison, there are dramatically fewer installation methods; in fact, there are only two. A door is either prehung in its own jamb, or it’s not. Installing a prehung door is considerably less complicated, but that doesn’t mean there’s no sweat involved. The following tips can help you avoid common setbacks.

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:08:11 AM
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When you set out to install a prehung door, begin by measuring the rough opening into which you are placing it. The opening should be one or two inches larger than the door itself. That wiggle room enables you to shim the door, bringing it to the level-and-plumb position critical to proper functioning.

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:09:27 AM
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Next, make sure the hinge side of the door is plumb, meaning perfectly vertical. Having checked that the door is still centered within the opening, stabilize it by adding shims to both sides, near the top. Check the alignment using a level. If the door’s plumb, hold the hinge side so that it’s flush with the adjacent drywall, then nail into the jamb at the point behind which you added shims. Go on to place shims in a few more positions along the hinge side; check level once more; then nail through the jamb wherever you shimmed.

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:09:36 AM
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Close the door and confirm that its top portion is level. Don’t waste time reaching for a measuring tool, though, if you notice the reveal isn’t uniform between the door and the jamb. That’s a sure sign things are amiss. Make adjustments by shimming the latch side of the door. Shim less when there’s too little reveal; shim more when there’s too much of one. Continue tinkering until the reveal along the top is uniform.

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:09:45 AM
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On the latch side of the door, bring the jamb flush to the adjacent drywall. The reveal ought to be 1/8-inch here; if it’s not, then adjust the shimming you have added already near the top of the door on this latch side. Once finished, nail through the jamb where you have shimmed. Now place additional shims six inches from the bottom of the door, as well as above and below where the strike plate will go. So long as the reveal remains uniform, proceed to nail the jamb at each position where you have added shims.

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:09:52 AM
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For exterior prehung doors, you will typically also get the sill, door bottom and the weatherstripping pre-installed, which is another great timesaver. The sill may be aluminum in either mill finish (silver) or anodized bronze finish, or it may be wood, typically oak or other hardwood. The door bottom is usually aluminum, and the weatherstripping is most commonly a fabric-covered foam that snaps into a slot in the frame, and is very effective at stopping drafts.
  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:10:07 AM
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When it’s time to replace an ailing door or perhaps upgrade to something new, for most applications your best bet is going to be a prehung door unit. A prehung door simply means that the door is already mounted onto the frame, which saves you all the work of mortising the frame and the door to receive the hinges. The door and the frame are also predrilled and mortised to receive the knob and strike, and exterior prehung doors also have the weatherstripping and sill attached. Check this link right here now Can I choose a prehung solid core interior door
  Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8:17:24 AM

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