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Old 01-15-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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6" wide door jamb opening??


Sorry for the rookie question, but what's the best way to install a pre-hung door on a 6" wide (including drywall) door jamb opening? Most of the jambs I see in home improvement stores appear to be about 4.5" wide. Do I need to order a door with a wider jamb?

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Create (fabricate) extensions jamb for the door.

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Yes. Are you sure the the wall isn't 6.5" wide? (thinking 2x6 with rock)
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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I think it's 6" including sheet rock. Because the door opening is under a large beam I had to butt the narrow side of a 2x4 along side of my normal 2x4 door jamb. One 2x4 wide, one 2x4 narrow and two sheets of 1/2" drywall should be 6".

The pics provided by Atlantic are great. Thanks for the help.

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