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How to Install Interior Pre-hung Doors (page 2 of 3)

Installing pre-hung doors is the most popular method of hanging new doors or replacing old ones. All you have to do is install the unit into a rough opening. Follow these steps to install a pre-hung door in your home.
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Check Door for Proper Operation

Attach Shim to Doorway

Tack one nail on a shim in the doorway to get started.

Tack Nail on Shim in Doorway to Begin Installation

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Position Door

Place the door inside the opening. Position the door so it is plumb, and the door is able to swing open.

Position Door Inside Opening and Check for Plumb

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Secure Jamb

Secure the jamb with nails along its length.

Secure Jamb with Nails Along its Length

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Check and Adjust Door Opening

Use a straight edge to check the door opening, ensuring that it has room to open and close (Image 1).

With the door closed, place a shim by the bottom hinge to accommodate any adjustments (Image 2).

Check Top Gap Above Door

Also, check the door again to make sure it is level.

Check Top Gap and Door for Level

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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