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Old 08-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Hi there- New here and have a question. I have been doing a lot of remodeling and am looking into getting a couple of new doors. The actual doors measure 28x75 - Do they make such a door or am I going to have to go with a 78" and cut it down? I have read up on it a bit but what I read has stated don't cut more than a 1/2" off the top and bottom and that wouldn't work for me as I need 3 inches off if I go with a 78" door....Help please!!! Thanks!
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You will need to trim three inches off the bottom----if the doors are hollow then a new piece of wood will have to be installed in the bottom.
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So will I have to buy a door slab & start from scratch rather than an actual door due to the fact that the hinge area would not line up after having 3 inches cut off the bottom? Thanks!
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You didn't tell me you were installing a prehung door------Sure cut the jams and the door----

Do the cut at the bottom---hinge location will be fine---Mike---
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When you cut the door, run a piece of masking tape across where you will cut, or, better yet, score it with a utility knife first, to prevent the saw from chipping it. Also, before tossing out the piece that you cut off the bottom of the door, see how easily you can remove the veneer from the interior framing; sometimes it can be easier to reuse the bottom frame than to cut a new one. Then just glue and clamp it in place.
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Also, before tossing out the piece that you cut off the bottom of the door, see how easily you can remove the veneer from the interior framing; sometimes it can be easier to reuse the bottom frame than to cut a new one. Then just glue and clamp it in place.
I just did this on two doors in my basement. One I took three inches off and the other 2 1/2 inches off. Popped the masonite off the filler that was in the bottom and reused it.

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