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Old 07-27-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Installing New Closet Door - need to build out frame


Installing new closet doors and the old frame is too big...just wondering how much i should build it out so that I get proper coverage with the closet doors..


Example:

1) Rough opening is 50 " x 81"

Each Closet Door = 23 3/4 " x 78 1/2 "

So 2 closet doors = 47 1/2" x 78 1/2" combined


So I have a gap of 2 1/2 " = 1 1/4" each side of the rough opening

Question is - how much of a gap do I want to have? Do I bring my rough opening out 1 1/4" each side or is 1" a better idea?


2) The rough opening height is 81" and the closet door is 78 1/2" ... same question...what size gap do I want to leave on top and bottom...say no gap on top and 1" on bottom? (installing over hardwood floors)



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http://www.ezhangdoor.com/door-rough...zes-and-charts

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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A few more, in case you really like to read.
http://www.masonite.com/pdf/installa...hung_Doors.pdf
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...h-opening.aspx
http://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/door-framing.html

If you're buying prehung doors, the rough opening size is usually on the label. I think it's 1/2" wider and taller than the jamb. Don't foget to allow enough height at the bottom to clear carpet.
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If you're buying prehung doors, the rough opening size is usually on the label. I think it's 1/2" wider and taller than the jamb. Don't foget to allow enough height at the bottom to clear carpet.
Depends on what type of door (bifold, swinging, or by pas) and what finish on opening - 1/2jamb, full Jamb, drywall.
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