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Old 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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installing an interior door: retro fit or start over?


i need to add an interior door to a "room" that has only a finished frame.

optionA.
just buy a door, cut hinge slots some how in the existing frame, add stoppers, drill lock holes ect on the existing frame.

problem: hing side of the existing door frame is not plumb, about 3/4 inch off on the top. this means that i will have to somehow hack a plumb frame for the new door. also i need to put an extra wide molding in the hing side to hide my hack job, and then finish w/ painting .

option B:
take down existing moldings and frame, install a pre hung door, and finish w/ moldings and painting

everything considered, which option is bettter?

i kinda know the answer now...

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Prehung doors are faster and cheaper in the long run---in your case,with an out of plumb jamb---an easy decision---

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Yeah, I thought so too!!

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+1 If that is you picture and you were not in Canada,I would just come over and do it for you.Sorry my Visa is expired.
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if the existing frame is fairly plumb and square i will just retrofit it.. but in your instance where its so bad just tear it out and start fresh
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Sorry for the earlier comment.Could not help it.It would be easier and cheaper to buy a new prehung door as others have said.
I will add to check the thickness of your wall before buying.If it is different than standard you may want to buy a split jamb door.
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if you get a new prehung for it then plan to get larger door casing so you do not have to paint the walls unless you plan to paint the walls anyway. as a side note- you can cut a door to fit an out of square opening and it will swing fine, just make the door sit level and plumb and take the difference in the out of square jamb out of the door, like 3/4" to nothing for the rip.

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