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02:27PM | 08/23/08
Member Since: 05/12/03
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My entry door opens to the right, but this is where the stairway entrance is, making it harder to get stuff into the house and upstairs. Would there be anything wrong with replacing the current RH unit to LH to get around this? Given the age of everything, I will be replacing the framing too.


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09:02PM | 10/05/08
Member Since: 11/23/07
1 lifetime posts
There is no reason not to change the hand or hinged side of your door. My only word of warning is to beware of many of the pre-hung units available off-the-shelf at many of the nation-wide chain building supply stores. Particularly avoid the "orange" store (hint hint). Many of these generic units are made of low quality materials using inferior assembly processes. Watch out for cheap finger-jointed pine frames or worse yet frames made of composite board. Check the assembly before you buy to see how the sides of the frame are attached to the top. If it is a simple lap joint held together by long staples (common in many cheaply built units) avoid buying that unit. You would be better served by buying a slab door, building a nice sturdy frame and installing the hinges yourself.

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