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front door replacement

Posted by LJ in TX on February 6th, 2002 09:04 PM
In reply to doors by Carolyn on February 6th, 2002 08:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

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are you planning to try and replace the front door yourself? it is quite tricky job for a novice, so I would recommend hiring it out and also would suggest just having the old door, door jamb/frame and threshold replaced. A new front door mounted in a door jamb with a threshold would be the easiest way to go and have it installed by a knowledgeable experienced carpenter. You can pickout the door yourself and have the carpenter install it. removal of the old door and jamb,etc plus installation of the new door/jamb/threshold combination should be fairly simple, take a couple of hours at most including reinstallation of the molding around teh door framing and cost around 100 dollars or less. if you really want to try and replace jus tthe door itself, you would measure the door width and height, Typical front entry doors are 36 inch width and 6 foot 8 inches I believe, Hope this helps. go to your Home Depot or Loews hardware stores to price out a new door vs. new door already hung in a jamb with threshold. then get a couple of estimates from reputable carpenters for removal and installation before deciding what to do. Ask them for another estimate for just hanging another door in the existing jamb/frame too. post back with your final plans for the door replacement. LJ in TX

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