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Most home-owners are installing a new door to replace an old door that’s been damaged or cut short to fit existing flooring, a simple enough fix if you take the time to measure. If the door is short because you’ve changed flooring, we can help. If you want to do it yourself, measure from the door top to the new floor height. Write down the height for later reference. Push out the hinge pins with a punch, tapping up from the bottom. Have a helper hold the door as the pins come out. Lay the door on saw horses or work table. Remove the door knob assembly and hinge leaves.
A new core — a door without holes, hinges, or lock mechanism — can be ordered from a lumber yard or home centre. Just measure the existing door for the right measurements. When you have your new core, lay it on top of the old one. Check the tops of both doors to see if they’re grooved. Doors are usually slanting from three to five degrees on the “strike” side of the door where it hits the door stops. Make sure both doors have the bevel running in the same direction because it’s imperative that your new door face the same direction as your old door. The hinge mortises must be cut on the correct side and face of the door to achieve this.
Align the doors perfectly to see if the new one will fit into the jamb. If it’s larger than the old door by about an eighth of an inch on the sides, it will have to be cut down using a circular saw and a straight edge — don’t worry about the top and bottom height just yet. If it only needs about an eighth of an inch taken off the sides to make it fit, use either a jack plane or a belt sander to size it. A belt sander is useful to knock the sides down but will make a lot of dust. The jack plane will also trim it to fit and isn’t as messy. Place the door on edge using a portable vise or pipe clamps to act as feet and hold it vertical for planning. Once planed, put the core in the jamb to check for fit. And this is it.
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