Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Deck screws 3-inch
Drill bit set
Level 4-foot and 2-foot level
Painter scraper thick blade
Pre-hung metal door
Mr. Victor Longpont hired my services to remove his garage door that had become damaged after a bad rain storm. The door had not been painted for over 30 years, the bottom of the door was damaged by a badly worn door shoe and sweep that allowed water into the bottom of the door. In this job Dave Vickers, was invaluable in solving the details of this job.
This post shows the ten steps on how to install a pre-hung garage door.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows Dave's truck that was used to pick up and deliver the pre-hung door. Fig.2 shows the pre-hung door that was purchased at Lowe's Warehouse Store.
|Fig.1 Truck to transport door|
|Fig.2 New door and wood frame|
|Fig.3 Remove hardboard |
from bottom of door
|Fig.4 Use a scraper|
|Fig.5 Remove lock bolt|
Step 5: Next with a friend place the pre-hung door in the doorway. Use a 4-foot level to level the door in both directions.
Step 6: Notice fig.6 and fig.7 shows the door is in the doorway, the door is not secured and needs to be screwed into the wood studs.
|Fig.6 New threshold plate|
|Fig.7 Sides need caulking|
|Fig.8 Titanium wood drills|
|Fig.9 Pilot hole for the top|
|Fig.10 Pilot hole for the middle area|
|Fig.11 Pilot hole for the bottom jamb|
|Fig.12 Inserting deck screws|
|Fig.13 Inserting |
bottom latch side
|Fig.14 New clean hinge|
|Fig.15 Holes in new frame|
How to Hang a Pre-hung Door:
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