Replacing Front Door

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Old 05-04-15, 07:26 PM
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Replacing Front Door

I'm thinking of replacing our front (ugly) looking front door with something a bit nicer, and our current Front Door also has a storm door (that I do like).

I'm still looking at doors, and may just call someone to install it. But do you need to remove the storm door first before you can install the Front door?
 
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Old 05-04-15, 08:10 PM
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Yes..........................................
 
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Old 05-05-15, 03:37 AM
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X, if he's just replacing the slab does the storm door still need to be removed?
 
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Old 05-05-15, 03:52 AM
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No. but it will make the job a bit easier.
 
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Old 05-05-15, 06:25 AM
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99% of people who need to replace their doors need to replace the entire frame and the storm door has to come off in order to do that. I don't think he'd be asking the question if he was only replacing the slab since you don't have to take the storm door off to open a door or to take a door off its hinges.
 
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... see, there is a reason I mostly just paint
 
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Old 05-05-15, 04:54 PM
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LOL... you never know. It wouldn't be the first time I was jumping to a wrong conclusion!
 
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Old 05-05-15, 09:37 PM
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Unless the new door hinges align and mesh perfectly with your old door, everything needs to be removed and replaced.
 
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Old 05-06-15, 03:39 AM
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I've done several plank replacements on existing door frames. Careful measurements of hinge location onto new door is all that is needed. Use old door as a template laying it on top of new door. Then just transfer the hinge location. Using a chisel mortise out the cavity and you're good to go.
 
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