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Old 09-27-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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I purchased a pre-hung door from Lowes; but it came with no instructions on how to install it. I've watched some videos and get the general idea of installing the door.

My (silly) question is - the door has two small squares of wood under the door on each side. So, the door does not sit flat - it looks like this....


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I'm assuming those two small pieces of wood are part of the shipping/packaging of the door - and that I should remove them? Does anyone know what I'm talking about. I can take pictures if everyone thinks I'm crazy

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You should find that they will pry right off.

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Old 09-27-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Just a quick note on installing prehungs.

Check the floor in the door opening for level. A scrap of wood cut to fit the opening--then put a level on top of the piece of wood.Shim the scrap till level.

Measure the shim height and cut the door jamb on the opposite side,Shim on the right?cut jamb on the left. Shim on the left? cut the right jamb.
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Just reread your post--EXTERIOR not Interior.

Forget what I said about cutting any thing.


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Old 09-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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A bed of mortor under the threashold will make for a much more solid feed when you step on it. I did two exterior doors - the first without (before I knew) and the second with. The one with the mortor bed is much better.
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