2. How to fit a door

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2. How to fit a door


Useful - wedges to support the door.


Firstly measure your present door including the thickness (depth) and check the door frame opening to ensure it is square. Select your new door.

Remove the existing door and door furniture, supporting the door with wedges and always removing the top hinge screw last.  


Next check the new door against the old door, or existing jamb for any variation in squareness. 


Plane the new door to the required height.  Stand the door against the hinge stile in the opening.  If it too wide, mark the corresponding jamb stile and then plane to fit.


Now measure, mark and check out hinges on the door stile.  Drill screw holes and fasten hinges to the door.  Stand the door against the hinge stile of the jamb in the open position, supporting the door with the wedges.  


Fix the door to the jamb using at least 2 screws per hinge. 

Check the door swings freely with clearance.


Remove the door and hinges and apply two coats of sealer to the top and bottom edges and hinge check outs.


Re-hang  the door fixing all screws into place.


Fit door furniture acording to the manufacturer's instructions.  The door is now ready for painting or staining.

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