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Plumb Perfect Prehung Doors

Believe it or not, you need the level only once, and that’s before you ever touch the door

Hanging doors can be a tough, tricky process, but veteran Arkansas builder Gary Striegler has developed a straightforward technique that requires the use of a level only once. Striegler begins by marking the rough openings and making sure they are big enough for the door; he also writes the size and swing of each door on the trimmer stud of its corresponding rough opening. As doors are delivered, he checks each one for damage, then stores them in a climate-controlled area. If possible, Striegler installs doors before finished flooring has been put in place. He finishes the job by tipping the door into place, attaching and plumbing the hinge side, then using shims and nails to get the door located perfectly in its rough opening.

Plumb Perfect Prehung Doors
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