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Old 01-25-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Masonite Textured 6-Panel Hollow Core Interior Door


I would like to know if this door would be a very good door to use in a finished basement Masonite Textured 6-Panel Hollow Core Primed Composite Prehung Interior Door?

How good do they hold up?
Are they a strong will built door?

I am looking at one from Home Depot this is the infro on it: Masonite Model # 73172 Internet # 100091456 Store SKU # 310889
Textured 6-Panel Hollow Core Primed Composite Prehung Interior Door.
At $64.00 is it a average door or a chap door?

The basement is dry.
If you could give a few ponters it would help.
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Sorry, but those are a light duty, builders grade door---

If subjected to high humidity,they will come unglued--

The outside solid masonite edges are very thin--meaning ,if you must trim the bottom of the door (common in basement remodeling) then the hollow core is exposed.

Just trying to give you a heads up---
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I did not think of that, which door would you recommend?
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Masonite solid core is good--mostly I install 6 panel pine doors---the pine is harder to paint---but holds screws well and does not have the issues that hollow core doors have.
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The hollow core doors are fine...
You see basements with hollow core doors that have been there for long periods of time. Will they hold up to a lot of abuse, no... If your going to abuse it why install it.?
If you have to cut more then 1-1/2" off the bottom, no problem. Just take the bottom insert that was cut off, cut it to size and glue it back in the bottom of the door.
It's only logical their not as good as a solid wood door, but then again, you can by five to one.?
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i totally agree with mike on this and have to disagree with ron.. the other thing with hollow core doors is that their more susceptible to warping.. production builders use them because their cheap.. the bottom filler strip mike mentioned has been reduced to nothing more than a strip of 3/4 x 1 -1/8" mdf on most in the last 5 or 6 years which makes them much weaker.. prioer to that there was typically a piece of pine thats at least 1 1/2"

on average i hang roughly 200-doors a year, the majority of them solid.. only time i use hollow cores is for broom closets and such which wont see a lot of use.. in the past ive worked in facilitiies management which involved repair and replacement of doors in a commercial setting.. i was replacing 2-3 hollow cores a week because they broke. any solid door maintenence i did was either faulty door hardware or the door itself swelled do to high humidty which is remedied with a quick pass of a plane..

soooo. spend the extra $30 and buy a solid door
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You won't get any arguments from me on what one is better.
All I am saying is under normal use, their fine, I'm not going to install one in my boat.
I replaced more doors from abuse then water damage.
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