Hanging doors

posted Feb 14, 2011, 1:52 PM by Jim Sear   [ updated Feb 14, 2011, 2:12 PM ]
Monday, 19 February 2007

It seemed it was going to be a nice easy day today. 
Two exterior doors to hang, and an empty house to do them in -- and so it was. 
Take out two 1960's doors (back and front) and hang two new doors. 
The front door went in so easily it was almost frightening. 
The back door was a whole different ball game. 
The frame was twisted every which way but straight. 
The original door had been an inch and three eighths thin, the new door was an inch an three quarters thick. Put another way -- it didn't fit! After a lot of moaning, groaning, and grinding of teeth on my part, it was made to fit. 
The frame was routered out to accommodate the new door thickness, and voila a silk purse was made out of a sow's ear. 

Sometimes I amaze myself. 
Today was one of those days.

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