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Old 04-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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75"H door opening, should I cut a hollow door or what?


Hey all,
I'm remodeling the bathroom and the current door that is in there (which is all chipped to crap on the bottom) is 28' W x 75" H

As all interior doors are 80" and hollow... what should I do?

I actually have 3 interior doors i want to replace, this one is 75" the other is 76" the other 76.5" Why all diffrent when they are right next to each other? good question!

I can not cut the framing any higher because the ceiling is only 79"

Ideas?

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Hey all,
I'm remodeling the bathroom and the current door that is in there (which is all chipped to crap on the bottom) is 28' W x 75" H

As all interior doors are 80" and hollow... what should I do?

I actually have 3 interior doors i want to replace, this one is 75" the other is 76" the other 76.5" Why all diffrent when they are right next to each other? good question!

I can not cut the framing any higher because the ceiling is only 79"

Ideas?
I just went through the same thing! I was using used doors from the Habitat for Humanity store.

Its easy to do, with a skill saw. Scribe a line with a knife to keep tear-outs from occurring, and saw off what you want.
Fit a glued replacement block in the cavity and clamp it down using some 2X4 material on both sides.

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wildie is right, although you could find a solid core door that doesnt cost an arm and a leg and likely yield better results.
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I've had to do the same thing a couple of times. Given the amount you need to take off, cut the top rather than the bottom. Otherwise, your doorknob may end up too low and you'll for sure have to move the hinges. But then, I'm 6'6" so most of them are low to start with.
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