New Hinges and door


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Old 05-13-06, 07:59 PM
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New Hinges and door

I am replacing a French door with a new one which is not pre hung, as I don't want to rip out the jamb...What is the best way to cut in new hinges in the door.

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Old 05-14-06, 06:33 PM
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You are going to find that removing the entire unit and replacing with a cased frame will be alot easier, probably just as economical in the long run, and you will still have all your hair when you are through. If you have to install the hinges on a door blank, measure down from the top edge of the cased opening to the top of the existing hinge. Measure down on your door blank this same measurement less 3/16" to allow for space at the top. From there, make identical measurements from the top of each hinge to the top of the hinge below it. This will give you the measurements you need. Now comes the fun part. Unless you have a hinge template, hinge bit and router, you will have to trace out the hinge and cut it manually. Sort of like a root canal on steroids.
Good luck with the project!
 
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Old 05-15-06, 05:07 AM
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Thanks for the input...sounds like I could be in for some fun.....


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