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How to Remove and Replace Exterior French Doors

Rotten exterior French doors that were sealed shut are removed and replaced.

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Materials

  • screws
  • shims
  • French door kit with frame
  • hardware (doorknobs, latches)
  • nails
  • 2x4 boards
  • silicone caulk

Tools

  • power drill
  • long level
  • standard drill bit
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • flat-head screwdriver
  • paddle bit
  • hole saw
  • tape measure
  • hammer
  • pry bar
  • nail punch
  • chisel
  • flush cutting saw
  • rubber mallet
  • carpenters square
  • safety glasses
  • utility knife

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