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lk00331 01-15-2014 01:22 AM

Installing doors
 
Do these work? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...-201/202366685 ? They seem flimsy but would make installation pretty quick.

Or are shims and nails still the best way to go?

Windows on Wash 01-15-2014 07:25 AM

Shims and nails/screws.

rossfingal 01-15-2014 08:38 AM

What "WoW" suggests, above!
Sometimes it's nice to go "fast" -
Sometimes it ain't! :)

rossfingal

eandjsdad 01-15-2014 08:47 AM

I wouldn't use those. If you want fast, there are faster ways, and if you want strong, shimming is better.

DIYRemodeler 03-06-2014 04:41 PM

You'll still need to go through the process of securing it with shims and screws/nails and checking level and plumb, etc... Not sure if it would save that much time.

liquid6 03-10-2014 09:48 AM

If you are hanging doors in new construction, you might be able to use those. If you house is anything like mine (30+ yrs old), there isn't anything square about it. I just hung a knee wall door this weekend. On the hinge side, the bottom if about 3/4" out from the jack stud and the top corner is right against the jack stud.

As I have found, hanging doors teaches you to take your time and check, check and recheck for plumb. If you don't do this for a living, there isn't anything fast about it.


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