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Old 04-24-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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The wife is now in full nesting mode and wants all projects done before the baby gets here.

When replacing doors, do I measure the door itself or the frame? We will be purchasing pre-hung doors.

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The wife is now in full nesting mode and wants all projects done before the baby gets here.

When replacing doors, do I measure the door itself or the frame? We will be purchasing pre-hung doors.
You measure the rough opening to be sure. Don't forget to measure the jamb width as they can differ, especially in older houses and modular houses.
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measure the door itself ,these all should be whole numbers no fractions. common sizes are 24"28" 30" 32" 36" by 80" in ht. Like ron said measure jamb width the thickness of wall. Most of the homes built in the last thirty years will be 2x4 or2x6 so the jambs will be either 4 9/16" or 6 9/16"
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When I measured the doors i got all sorts of numbers. All of them fractions.
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The actual door size will vary a bit from manufacturer to manufacturer. That's why you measure the rough opening, because that's the measurement you will give to the person taking the order. Along with the jamb measurement. Measure all the jambs, don't do a few and figure they're all the same.
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