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Old 10-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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longer frame screws in interior door?


I am putting new solid wood doors in our house and they come with brass hinges that have a whole 3 1" screw per side of the hinge... should I get longer screws for one of each of the three hinges to screw into the stud frame? I know you do this on exterior doors to make them more stable / sturdy, but is it good to do inside also? thanks!

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Yes, but make sure you shim behind each hinge or the longer screws will pull the frame out of plumb.

By the way, adding long screws will only work well if you hit the framing.
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anyone know what size screw a standard hige takes? I'm having problems matching the head size....
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try a number 8.
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try a number 8.
thanks, was using #10 because it seemed like it was the same size... but found out fast it wasnt....

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