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Replace Exterior Door

Posted By: Mark
Wednesday, 20 June 2001, at 5:07 p.m.

I need to replace an exterior door and the replacement door is 5/8" smaller in width and 1/4" smaller in height than the exsisting door. The replacement door is a completely raw door with no hinge cutouts or holes for the lock. I know the frame needs to be reconditioned to accept the different sized door but the threshold is wood and its rotten plus the sheet rock surronding the frame on the hinge side of the door is also eaten up with water damage. I realize basically the whole thing should be replaced and you can buy doors completely framed and ready to install however I don't have that option. Now my question, where do I start and are there templates for cutting out hinges and door knobs?

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