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Home built in ‘94 - non-standard interior doors?

Home built in ‘94 - non-standard interior doors?


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Old 06-05-20, 08:09 PM
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Home built in ‘94 - non-standard interior doors?

I need to replace an interior door and was expecting to just buy a slab door and replace it. However, I was surprised to find that the width is not one of the standard sizes. I would expect a home built recently (‘94) to use standard sizes.

The widths are all 1/2” smaller than standard, like 35 1/2 or 29 1/2”, etc

Do I need to order a custom door? Or replace it with a pre-hung?

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Old 06-05-20, 08:40 PM
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You just need to get a slab and plane the sides down a little. What do these doors look like?
 
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Old 06-06-20, 03:33 AM
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If measuring the slab, it will be about a 1/4" to 1/2" smaller than the standard size opening. In other words a 36" wide door will have a slab that measures about 35 3/4". The frame (pre-hung if you will) is how a door is measured.
Removing a 1/4" to 1/2" in width is lot and is not typical. Check your existing doors or check another outlet for a slab.


 
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Thanks for the explanation. The door frame itself appears to be a hair less than 36" (maybe 35 15/16"), so I think I'll be good with a standard 36" slab door.
 
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Old 06-08-20, 04:02 PM
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You can make slight adjustments by using extra long screws on the hinges, or a bit of "persuasion" with use of a sledge hammer. If more than a 1/32 is needed then the jack plan will fix it right.
Good luck.
 
 

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