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edspyhill09 06-23-2013 11:57 AM

Installing door jamb for sliding surface mount door
 
I plan to replace a hinged door and frame with surface mount sliding door hardware. The current hinged door was added about 3 years ago as a temp conversion to a bedroom. The opening was not sized for a door so it is about 84" in height and accommodated a 36" door frame.

I need to install the door jamb for the new sliding door. I think I have an idea how to build the jamb. I want a stop for the door when it is closed so I know I have to extend the jamb on that side of the opening into the room.

Can anyone recommend a book or PDF instructions (doesn't have to be free) that shows how to design door jambs for sliding surface mount doors?

Ed

oh'mike 06-24-2013 06:06 AM

Adding jambs to an opening is simple enough---look at instructions for hanging a prehung door--
-buy or make the jambs--
-check the floor for level--
-adjust the jamb side lengths if the floor is out of level--
-glue and nail the head(top) jamb to the sides--
-put it in place and shim and nail---

edspyhill09 06-24-2013 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1206304)
Adding jambs to an opening is simple enough---look at instructions for hanging a prehung door--
-buy or make the jambs--
-check the floor for level--
-adjust the jamb side lengths if the floor is out of level--
-glue and nail the head(top) jamb to the sides--
-put it in place and shim and nail---

Thank you. I realized I could also use the instructions for installing molding and "jambs" on a passageway between rooms.

Now onto buying the surface mount sliding door hardware and a door.

Ed


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