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Old 05-24-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Rebate or not rebate, that is the question!


My wife and I have recently embarked upon the adventure of renovating our house. With little to no experience in this industry things have been difficult but we have learnt quickly.

Our biggest decision is weather or not to use rebated door jams or flats and later attach the stoppers. After some research we found that 72% of new builds use rebated. Is there a reason for this?

Can anyone one help a poor old Pommy out with the pros and cons of these two systems.

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Not a clue what your even trying to ask, may be a lanuage barrier.
What exactly is it your trying to do?

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We have to decide on materials to purchase. Is there any major advantage to purchasing rebated door jam sets, as a bloke down the pub told me they can be inflexible.

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Rebated in the US means you get money back for buying something, it has nothing to do with a door.
You may mean a prehung door, which means it comes with the frame and the door.
Buying just the door it's self is called a slab door.
It's a royal pain and not an easy DIY job to install a slab door.
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I think he is talking about door jambs that are rabbeted to accept the door rather then ones that just have a door stop nailed on.
Here for exterior doors they are rabbeted, interior doors have the stop nailed on.
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i would like to see pics of what your talking about.
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If the jambs are rabbeted or just have an extra wide stop, they will likely not be as flexible as a 3/4" jamb with a small stop.

This, however, is a good thing. We certainly don't want the jambs flexing.

All of the interiors doors which I have used in the US have a stop which is about 3/4" wide by 3/8" or max 1/2" thick. One of the advantages I could see to this is that during the installation, the stop can be removed and the jambs can be nailed or screwed into the framing, then the stop can be tacked back on.

Another small advantage is that during finishing, the stop can be finished on some saw horses and the jambs can be finished as one wide piece, sanded down easily, etc, then the stop can be tacked on.

We also don't have threshholds on interior doors usually.

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