how do i hang a new door/


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Old 05-10-05, 04:36 AM
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how do i hang a new door/

how do i hang a new door and jam?
 
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Old 05-11-05, 10:15 PM
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jerry1967,

Without getting too involved and explaining everything about plumb, level and square, here's the basics:

If your door is prehung, and the door is in the jamb, it's pretty straightforward. Stand on the hinge side of the door and set the door in the opening. Shim the sides of the door jamb to the rough opening in 4 spots, about 8" from each corner. Insert shims between the door and the door jamb so that you have a consistant 1/8" reveal between the slab door and the door jamb itself. (Adjust the shims along the sides of the jamb if needed in order to do this.)

Then go around the door to the other side and nail the door jamb in 4 places (corresponding to where your 4 shims are located.) Go back to the other side and unhook the temporary door restraint and see if it opens and closes properly. It's usually just a matter of minor adjustments- shimming and getting everything level and plumb after that. Good luck.
 
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Old 05-16-05, 01:51 PM
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what is a tempory door restraint? i think i already re moved the restraint so what do i do now?
 
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Originally Posted by XSleeper
jerry1967,

Then go around the door to the other side and nail the door jamb in 4 places (corresponding to where your 4 shims are located.) Go back to the other side and unhook the temporary door restraint and see if it opens and closes properly. It's usually just a matter of minor adjustments- shimming and getting everything level and plumb after that. Good luck.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to only partially nail that side until adjustments are made? In other words, don't drive the nails all the way home.

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