replacing doors


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Old 02-12-09, 07:52 PM
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replacing doors

Getting rid of hollowcore slab doors with 6 panel doors. Home Depot just went to $19 per door. $34 per door for holes and notches put in them - I believe I can handle the holes and notches for $15 X 9 doors!!!

Glad I hadn't put them up already - thunder makes our dog really nervous - - -


Yep, I got nerve pills for the dog now!!

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Old 02-13-09, 01:33 PM
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The holes for the doorknobs and the mortises for their latches are very easy and very forgiging if you get them off a 1/16" or so. That's not the case with the mortises for the hinges. The hinge has to seat fully in the mortise with no wiggle room top or bottom. When I replaced about 10 or 12 I made a jig so my router was cutting each mortise precisely. After that, it's just very care and extemely accurate measuring involved.
 
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Old 02-13-09, 02:03 PM
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Hey lefty...not fair answering questions that weren't asked...lol

Bama...if you plan on using a router..they sell inexpensive jigs for the hinges that will work just fine.

Lefty is right...measure the hinge mortices very carefully. Measure 3 times (in this case) rout once...
 
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Old 02-13-09, 03:27 PM
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Gunguy45,

I know it's not fair to answer questions that weren't asked, but bamakodaker didn't ask ANY questions, and felt like I had to post SOMETHING!!
 
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Old 02-13-09, 04:14 PM
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Hello,

Thanks for offering the info! I've received helped! Much thanks!

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