Five Steps to Install or Replace an Interior Door
Ever wanted to install a pre-hung door in a space between two open rooms? Want step-by-step, simple instructions to handle the job right? Here are some videos by expert Pat Caporuscio that won't steer you wrong.
Step 1. Preparing the space to hang a door.
We're going to hang a door in the basement going to the furnace room. First, take your tape measure, and measure the height of the opening. We have 82 and a half inches to this side and will measure the opposite side to ensure the opening is square. It is. Then we measure the width to see if our 36-inch door will fit.
Materials: pre-hung 36" door and knob set.
Steps to check before you hang or replace a door:
- Finish hammer with a smooth face so you won't leave marks.
- Nail set-punch.
- Utility knife.
- Phillips screwdriver.
- 4-8 shims.
- Mitre saw (power or hand operated) Power is easiest way.
- Tape measure.
- Drill gun (or use a hand screwdriver).
- Pencil for marking.
- #4, #6, and #8 finishing nails.
- Check that the framing is set.
- Jack studs support the header.
- King stud (main 2x4s) is set.
- Main 2x4 headers are in place.
- Cripplers fill in the space for the nailers.