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#1 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:00 PM

ok, need some help for the carpenters out there
my front door is 39 wide and 79 1/4 high
the door going out to the garage is 39 wide and 79 high
i want to put the door going out to the garage where the front door is. 
will the 1/4 inch difference be a problem?



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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:05 PM

Actual door or frame too?



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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:11 PM

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:13 PM

It will if your just swapping doors without their original jambs (frame). The difference is what was done to the door in the way of planing for that jamb. What your calling a 39" door sounds like a 36 or 34 door including the jamb. If your swap includes the jamb you should be good to go just a little more shimming inside the frame to jamb.

Edited by Sawdust, May 31, 2015 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:13 PM

Hinge locations could vary a bit. You could get a filler strip to fill in the gap.



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Posted May 31, 2015 - 03:18 PM

That's odd to have a 39" door let alone two of them in the same house. Are these custom.
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Posted May 31, 2015 - 04:27 PM

Sounds like you will be a little short. But you can split the difference and have an 1/8" top and bottom. I am assuming you are swapping doors not jambs. A thicker weather stripping will take up that difference.

My doors are all odd sizes in my house. My front door is 35" wide. All the closet doors are bifolds and 20" 33" ect. I had to redo all the doors to fit in standard doors.

I swear my house was built with rejects from the local saw mill when it was built in 1923

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Made a mistake on the size
It's 35 1/2 wide instead of 39
I was hopping to just pull the
Pins and swap doors

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 06:29 PM

There should be an adjustable sweep in the threshold if it's less than 20 yrs old. A surface mount could be added or a new one underneath could be  added. Check the hinge location measuring from the top down, that's important so you get a good seal at the top. Also check handle center , again measure from top down.  Is this a newer door? say last 40 years or something older? most manufacturers are close , but sometimes oddball manufactures use different numbers. now the standards are used industry wide. but still have some minor differences . Good Luck , Tom

 

Oh yah, this is assuming you're just switching the door not the jamb.


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Posted May 31, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Made a mistake on the size
It's 35 1/2 wide instead of 39
I was hopping to just pull the
Pins and swap doors


Measure the hinge locations. Measure know locations. And draw it out and see where it all falls. May be that simple
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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:20 AM

Made a mistake on the size
It's 35 1/2 wide instead of 39
I was hopping to just pull the
Pins and swap doors

 

That would be easy if all the hinges are in the same spot. If you are a 1/4" short on the bottom, then use some type of sweep or door seal to attach to the bottom of the door.

Although, if this is an outside door, short at the bottom may create too much of a gap to be blet o properly seal out cold air.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:27 AM

I have very rarely found 2 doors that you can swap jambs with. Something is always just a little off. With them being different heights, it really has me thinking they won't interchange. But you can pull the pins and try! Oh, is the swing the same way?



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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:29 AM

I hate doors, no two are the same.



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Posted June 01, 2015 - 10:25 AM

KennyP , yes swing is the same. 

thats why i felt it would be a easy fix.

i have been a grease monkey all my life

and have little to no carpentry skills at all.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:44 PM

if you get lucky and the hinges line up, then you can figure out the height issues.






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