Jams for metal door


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Old 08-15-22, 03:14 AM
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Jams for metal door

Generally when I hang wood doors I measure up and install the jams then hang the door. I make final adjustments to the door with a hand planer if it's sticking anywhere.

I need to hang a metal entrance door for a garage but wondering how to do it since the metal can't be adjusted after by planing if it's rubbing anywhere.
 
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Old 08-15-22, 03:16 AM
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Is it a prehung? if so, you'd shim it so it fits right. If this a slab door you need to adjust the jamb so it fits properly.
 
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Old 08-15-22, 04:45 AM
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It's a slab. So do I put in the top jamb and one side jamb with hinges first, then install the final jamb after and adjust?
 
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Old 08-15-22, 05:02 AM
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that's how I would do it
what kind of threshold will you have?
 
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Old 08-20-22, 06:57 AM
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Install the hinge jamb and hang the door. Adjust the head jamb and latch jamb to fit the door.
 
 

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