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Old 01-28-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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Which way is preferred, install pre-hung door frames prior to sheetrocking or after sheetrocking? I'd like to install sheetrock first if its acceptable.

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Which way is preferred, install pre-hung door frames prior to sheetrocking or after sheetrocking? I'd like to install sheetrock first if its acceptable.
Either way will work. trim is 2 1/4 " so you have room for error

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Either way will work. trim is 2 1/4 " so you have room for error
Thanks! Sheetrock first it is!
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Actually, pre-hung doors with casing are always installed after sheetrock.

Pre-hung without casings can be installed before, but you run the chance of damaging the door and the jambs.

Personally, installing any doors before drywall, I think is a bad idea, unless there is a specific "good" reason for it...
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Actually, pre-hung doors with casing are always installed after sheetrock.

Pre-hung without casings can be installed before, but you run the chance of damaging the door and the jambs.

Personally, installing any doors before drywall, I think is a bad idea, unless there is a specific "good" reason for it...
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Only 2 rules apply here:
1. ALWAYS APPLY DRYWALL FIRST
2. IF IN DOUBT SEE RULE #1
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makes good sense for jambs that are to be cased. My interior doors have 3-1/2" jambs with a kerf and I am going to bullnose the walls to die into the jambs. To me it seems doors should go first in this case. I think I would have a better chance of getting the drywall "close enough" to the jamb for bull nose installation......comments???

Since I'm doing the work, I was going to hang the lid and most of the walls prior to doors just to minimize the chance of banging up the doors while hanging.
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makes good sense for jambs that are to be cased. My interior doors have 3-1/2" jambs with a kerf and I am going to bullnose the walls to die into the jambs. To me it seems doors should go first in this case. I think I would have a better chance of getting the drywall "close enough" to the jamb for bull nose installation......comments???

Since I'm doing the work, I was going to hang the lid and most of the walls prior to doors just to minimize the chance of banging up the doors while hanging.
What you are trying to say is: You plan on having sheetrock/drywall returns - into the door frames, rather than casings.

If that is the case, then yes, you would need to install the doors first.

I would suggest, tho, that once the doors are in, to remove the door panel off the hinges for safe-keeping, and less clean up....then re-install after drywall is complete...
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Probably a good idea would be using painters masking paper on those jambs.
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thanks for the terminology clarification. That's exactly what I meant. Good tips on the door removal and taping the jambs..Thanks

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