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Old 08-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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rough framing for an exterior door (not prehung) measurement question


It's a 32" door.

Rough measurement instructions say to add 2" to the width of the door and 2 1/2" to the height of the door.

The width is pretty straight forward, but the height is where i have a question.

I don't have the height measurement on my... but let's say it's a 6'8" door (80")

My rough openning would then be 80 + 2 1/2 = 82 1/2

Am I measuring my 82 1/2 inches starting from the subfloor or starting from the top of the bottom plate?

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You're measuring the vertical from where the prehung door rests upon.

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so... you're saying measure from the subfloor, but add in an extra 3/4" for the hardwood I'll be putting down?

so... 83 1/4" from the subfloor, right?

Also, it's NOT prehung (not that I really believe that makes any difference)
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so... you're saying measure from the subfloor, but add in an extra 3/4" for the hardwood I'll be putting down?

so... 83 1/4" from the subfloor, right?

Also, it's NOT prehung (not that I really believe that makes any difference)
Why isn't an exterior door prehung? Are you making this yourself?
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The house is 106 years old. I'm re-using one of the original doors that I had stripped down and stained.

Now please tell me if I'm measuring correctly so I can finish the rough in.

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The house is 106 years old. I'm re-using one of the original doors that I had stripped down and stained.

Now please tell me if I'm measuring correctly so I can finish the rough in.

Thank you
You need to state:
The size of the door.
What sill type you are using and how thick it is.
Where is the frame coming from?

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