10:41AM | 06/16/04
Member Since: 06/15/04
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Dumb question..I am replacing the interior doors in an old house for my daughter. I am female and doing the work by myself. Do I have to buy the door jam and door or can I just buy a door? Thanks

Lesa R. Smith


07:25AM | 06/20/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
That depends on your skill level. If you just buy door blanks, you need to be able to bevel edges, set hinges, drill knobset holes, etc.

if you buy prehung doors, you will be changing out the jambs with casings and need ot be able to use the level and mitersaw, know how to shim things plumb and set finish nails.

There can be a dozen pros and cons either way, and a dozen ways to mess up if you are unskilled at the job.

Excellence is its own reward!


07:29AM | 06/20/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I just noticed the word OLD house. That clues me that you could find even more trouble replacing with prehungs. The slabs only would probably be your better choice. try to find some help from an experienced door hand

Excellence is its own reward!



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