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Old 01-23-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Does Anyone Know Of A Website That I May Be Able To Access On Installing Interior French Doors? I Tried Searching Myself But All It Gives Me Is Information On Installing Exterior Frenchdoors. I Know You Can't Do A Lot Of The Things It Says To Do On Exterior Doors To A Persons New Home In The Walls. It Has To Be A Different Procedure. Just Need A Little Help Out There Guys Or Gals Whoever Has The Knowledge.

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Ayuh,......

Pretty much the Same,.... Only not weather tight......
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Ayuh,......

Pretty much the Same,.... Only not weather tight......
Hey Bondo, what does Ayuh mean? Its starts every reply you post. Just wondering
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Google is your Friend Tigerbalm................
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Learn something new everyday! Usually im the first to hit the google search.
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This site had some good threads... you may want to review or go to your Jen-Weld or other manufacturer of doors you want to install for complete instructions..

why are you offering your services as a handyman on something you are not comfortable doing?

I'm not sure what you don't know! If you have installed exterior French then the only real differance is jamb size and interior casing on both sides not casing and brick mold etc...

so how thick is the wall? is it under load? will you need to add a header? what is the flooring?

What is your real question? How do I get started?

Folks here want to help, but from your post it is hard to... try goggle.

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To Answer Your Question And Maybe Get Some Help.

This Is A New Home Under Construction And I Am Doing All The Trim Work Which I Am Very Comfortable Doing. I Have Several Interior Doors To Hang Which I Know How To Do, But I Have Never Hung Interior French Doors That Swing Independently. This Will Be My First Time Hanging Interior Frenchdoors. I Just Needed To Know How You Square Them To The Frame. The Header And Trimmers Have Already Been Installed. As A Handyman I Don't Know Everything, But I Am Very Interested To Learn As Much As I Can About Everything In The Construction Industry. Just Bare With Me Guys.
I Love This Kind Of Work. I Just Might Have Some Questions Every Now And Then. Thanks For All Your Information And Help.
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Interior french doors are just like single doors. Make sure everything is plumb, level, square, and that all the reveals are the same. It just needs a little bit more time and patience.

I like to square it up and make sure the reveals are the same while it is laying flat on the floor. The I tack on diagonal scraps that over hang the sides and top of the jambs to keep it square. Then when I install it all i have to do is check for plumb and level (shim accordingly) and the scraps keep it square and the overhangs keeps the jamb flush with the wall.
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I tack on diagonal scraps that over hang the sides and top of the jambs to keep it square. Then when I install it all i have to do is check for plumb and level (shim accordingly) and the scraps keep it square and the overhangs keeps the jamb flush with the wall.
Good idea. I need to try that.
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