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Are 1/2" long flat head countersunk screws adequate for installation of interior doors onto a door frame? What is the retention force of a 1/2" countersunk wood screw in a pine wood frame. This is a new home and the general contractor provided interior door kits using 1/2" long screws.
 

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Usually aroud here the screws that come with doors are only 3/4" as that is how thick the door material is. For a more solid door, shim solid behind the hinge area and use 1.5-3" screws that get you into the stud. Predrill!!!
 

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A pre-hung door will have hinge screws that engage, but don't stick through, the jamb. Ya gotta be able to slide it into the RO. After it's in, change a few out for screws long enough to bite into the studs. If the casing's already on, there's no telling if there're shims near the hinge, so don't pull too tight.
 
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