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How to Install Interior Pre-hung Doors (page 3 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

Nail Door in Place

Check the center shim and the gap to make sure the door is plumb. Nail the door in place, from the jambs through the shims.

Check Center Shim and Gap

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Fill Nail Holes

Use a nail set to set the nails beneath the wood, creating a smooth finish. Fill the holes with spackle.

Use Nail Set to Set Nails

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Open and Close Door

Check the door to make sure it opens and shuts properly.

Check Door for Proper Operation

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Make Adjustments

Place a level on the vertical surface to check that the door is plumb (Image 1).

If you need to adjust the door, try using a sledgehammer with a very gentle tap (Image 2).

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