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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 03:11

How to replace Doors

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This article details how to replace doors; specifically, the kind that are hung on hinges.

Tools needed for door replacement:
  • Pry bar
  • Flat head screw driver
  • Philips head screw driver
  • Screws
  • Hammer
  • Drill, preferably battery operated
  • Drill bits
  • Tape measure
First, measure the door width and length. Go to your local hardware store and, if needed, ask the clerk to help you find the right sized door. Get some door shims and some screws of appropriate size. Measure the new door to make sure it is the right size.

Carefully remove the outer trim. Then, take the door off the hinge. Use the hammer and screwdriver to tap the pins out of the hinges (note: take the bottom pin out first). After you have removed the trim and door, you can see that the door frame is attached by screws or nails (usually nails). Carefully pry the frame outward, but don't brace the pry bar against the drywall, as it will break. Use the inner frame to pry against. After your door frame has been removed, clean up any derbis that has accumulated.

The next step will require two people, or some sort of clamping device that holds the door in place. Put your new door into place and test its fit and alignment (note: check top, bottom,and sides. Dont take the holder out of the door knob place just yet). After you make sure it lines up, make sure you don't need any shims some do some dont check to make sure that all the frame is good then hold in place firmly and take out you holder in the door knob check to see that door opens and closes good you may need to adjust up or down or  side to side.

Next: Assuming you have done a great job in the line up prossess than you can now attach the door to the frame by using some 3" screws  needed 4 to 6 one in top both sides one in the middle both sides and one in the bottom both sides.
( Note: some times you have to use the tightness of your screws to line up the door after every screw check to see if the door still opens and closes smoothly it not than readjust till it does.
After all that is done than you can carefully put you trim back on in the same place it came from .
Your Done .
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