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Old 03-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Had a couple questions regarding doors as I'm finishing my basement. I was going to go with pre-hung doors, but I was reading some other threads about how most people recommended installing the doors after drywalling is done. Is there a reason for this or is it just preference? Is there anything wrong with installing the prehung door into my framing so I can build right around it?

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Easier to cut drywall door openings before doors are installed. Easier to line up jambs after drywall installed. Depends on wether you are a door guy or a drywall guy.

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You still use prehung doors. Drywall installation is much easier if the doors are not installed. You can just drywall over the door and cut it out. Can't do that if the frame is sticking out.
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^ cool makes sense. I guess I'll get the door for measurements and to make sure my framing is right, but I just won't install it in just yet.
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Prehung is just a term to denote that the door is already in a frame, not meant to indicate hanging it prior to drywall. The "throat" on the "slip jamb" is meant to fit an opening that has the drywall installed before the door goes up........
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Prehung is just a term to denote that the door is already in a frame, not meant to indicate hanging it prior to drywall. The "throat" on the "slip jamb" is meant to fit an opening that has the drywall installed before the door goes up........
Very insightful, BJ. All these years, and until you just mentioned it, it didn't dawn on me that a term like "pre-hung" could be misunderstood to mean "hung prior to".

But it sure makes sense when you think about it. Should be called "Ready to go Doors".
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I actually never thought about it that way either until I read the post. I guess the term could be a bit misleading........

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