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NON pre-hung doors

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Does anyone have pre-printed instructions on how to frame and install a non pre-hung door? If not, are there any things to watch out for or common mistakes? What gaps must there be between the door and the framing? and the floor?

I am reinstalling solid wood 6-panel doors that are 1 3/8" thick into new 2x4 framing. I also want to have one of them hinged on the opposite side that it is hinged now.


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Thanks, I will look for that kind of book. Every book I have looked at so far only talks about prehung doors.

I am trying to keep these doors because they are original to my 1930's house.

So, I am guessing I am going to build the 'finished frame' into my 2x4 framing and then install the door, instead of framing the door in the finished frame first and then installing it as a prehung door.

I wouldn't say there are a "bunch" of YouTube videos on this topic. But, I did find one that is useful. Here it is for those interested:
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