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Old 02-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm about to install a new interior door. Unlike exterior doors I've done, these seem to come with casing installed and a split jamb. Since this is going into a new room, with new windows, I think I can do better than the stock casing. Probably more of a Craftsman look. So, the question is: Install the door as is, then remove the original casing? Or remove before installation? It seems like plan A might be better, for the strength while installing.

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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why are you or hte client wasting money buying split jambs that already have casing on them when the trim detail is getting totally changed.. its also wasting time

just buy prehungs without any casing on them so you can hang the door and go straight into installing the intended casing detail

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That's all I've seen at the big box stores. I'll call my favorite building materials supply house tomorrow and see if they have prehungs without casing. Thanks.
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That's all I've seen at the big box stores. I'll call my favorite building materials supply house tomorrow and see if they have prehungs without casing. Thanks.
Do you buy fresh fish, meat, poultry, or wedding cakes at a box store? I know Menard's has good prices on coffee, chewing gum and fraternity house colored light bulbs but.....

Your fave building materials supply house should have been your first choice! Whatever possessed you to think Home Desparados or how Low can you bend a place for doors?

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i find it kinda odd that you can only get split jambs at a hd. in my area split jambs dont even exist.. its either slabs or prehungs..

we buy the slabs and i make the jambs.. makes for a far better hung door. prehungs are put together so sloppy its tricky to get them to hang correctly
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