Installing an Interior Single Door with Split Jamb

Installing an Interior Single Door with Split Jamb



installing a Mastercraft door unit is an easy and rewarding project by following proper preparation and final installation steps closely you'll be sure to enjoy your master craft door for a lifetime before we begin we'll need to make sure we have all the right tools for the job if you're missing any of these tools stop by your local Menards store before starting the installation process you'll be needing a 48 inch to 72 inch level a hammer a tape measure a screw gun three two and a half inch wood screws one package of wood shim a utility knife sixty finishing nails and four D finishing nails begin by cleaning the floor area around the door opening if needed scrape off mortar or plaster spills double check the rough opening dimensions the rough opening height should be two and a half inches taller and two inches wider than the dimension of the door unit check the opening for plumb and square make sure to check both walls for plumb all four corners for square and make sure the floor is level make any necessary Corrections prior to installing the door unit to prepare the door unit remove any packaging from it this includes any banding boxes sleeves and bracing boards leave the door plug installed at this time separate the two halves of the frame by removing the small staples holding the frame together set the non doors side of the frame aside for later you set the bottom of the door unit into the opening and tip the top of the unit into place use one forty finishing nail at about twelve inches from the top on the hinge side of the casing to hold the unit into place move the door clip by cutting the clip close to the molding slide the clip towards the bore hole to remove it place the shims directly behind each of the three hinge locations making sure to keep the shims as flat as possible if this step is not performed the door slab may sag in the opening over time once you have verified that the unit is plumb and square open the door and place one sixty finish nail through the jamb and shim into the stud wall for each shim location do not nail through the stop open the door unit and remove two of the top screws on the top hinge replace the screws with two and a half inch construction screws crews should pass through the hinge and into the rough opening stud this will help prevent the door from sagging over time once the shim locations are nailed in place cut each shim location so it's flush with the first half of the frame using the second half of the frame carefully slide the two halves of the frame together push the frame into place until the casing is tight against the wall around the entire perimeter of the frame use the 60 finish nails to nail both halves of the frame together by nailing directly to the center of the stop place one nail in each shim location finished by nailing the casing to the wall on both sides using the four D finishing nails all master craft doors are set up with a 2 and 1/8 inch floor hole set it either a two and 3/8 inch or a 2 and 3/4 inch back set depending on the door type some edge prep crossbars are set for a one inch drive point latch or optional edge prep to install the back set as a drive point system simply follow the lock manufacturer's instructions for converting to a drive point hammer the drive pin into place making sure the angled portion of the back set faces the jamb using the manufacturers instructions install the lock set the wall coverings Department at Menards carries quality products me need to finish your new interior doors make sure to sand your door and then wipe off before finishing it's very important that the first coat you apply is an oil-based product apply a minimum of 2 coats of sealer to all six sides of the door carefully follow all paint manufacturers preparation and finishing instructions if you need additional help or more information including troubleshooting and videos please visit Midwest manufacturing comm

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