Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Replace Damaged Bedroom Door

Fig.1 Two portable 
work benches
By Gary Boutin
Supplies and Tools:   
Aluminum metal gate for Saw
Brass Door Hinges 3.5 inch (2)
Brass #9 wood screws with 5/8 inch radius
Circular saw 
Caulking latex 
Cordless Screwdriver - Phillip tip
Door 6-panel 32 inch
Polished Doorknob Privacy Set  
Extension cords   
Pencil #2
Porter-Cable Router
Porter-Cable Door Hinge Template 
Spring clamp - Large (2)
Tape measure - large print
White wood filler
Work benches-portable

Henry Drake works nights and lives in a single story home in the City of Highland. He has two daughters between the age of 16 and 18 years. One night both boyfriends were caught in his daughter bedrooms. They had locked themselves in the largest bedroom. Henry, instead of waiting it out, lost his patience and kicked in the bedroom door. The door could not close unless it was picked up by the door handle. All doors and hardware were purchased at The Home Depot.

This post shows the twelve steps on how to remove, replace and re-hang a six-panel door.  

Step 1:
Above right fig.1 shows the portable work benches that the door will be placed on to cut each edge. Fig.2 shows that the bedroom door hinges were upside down.
Fig.2 Upside down hinge
Step 2: Fig.3
shows that the door frame and the door casing were from kicking in the door. Later this door jamb was filled with white wood filler and white latex caulking.
Fig.3 Door jamb damaged
Step 3: Fig.4
and fig.5 shows both sides the damaged bedroom door.
Fig.4 Bedroom hall side
Fig.5 door hardware removed
Step 4: Fig.6
shows the door hinge has been removed. 
Fig.6 Bedroom inside
Step 5:
The bedroom door had two problems. The first problem was the new 6-panel door was to tall and to wide. The second problem was the door hinge hardware was crushed and could not be reused. Fig.7 shows were the old door was attached using spring clamps to get the right fit. Fig.8 shows the Pencil line that will be as a guide for the saw to cut the door.
Fig.7 Spring clamped
Fig.8 Pencil line

Step 6: Fig.9 shows saw metal gate used to guide the saw. Each side top and bottom of the door was held by an Orange large spring clamp. A circular saw was used to cut the door down. 
Fig.9 Saw clamp
Step 7: Fig.10
shows a close-up view of the tape measure and how much wood will be needed to be cut. Barely a quarter inch needed to be removed from the vertical side of the door.
Fig.10 Tape measure large numbers
Step 8: Fig.11
shows the door jamb is not damaged and fig.12 shows the painted door hinges were removed and had new stripped brass screws. The same hinge cutout will need to be used on the door before it can be re-hung.
Fig.11 Door jamb
Fig.12 Door hinges damaged screws
Step 9: Fig.13
shows new brass door hinges and new brass #9 screws were used to re-install the door hinges. Below the door hinge was cut using a wood router and template.
Fig.13 Brass hinge
Step 10: Fig.14
shows door jamb hardware was removed when new door hardware was purchased for the bedroom door. Fig.15 shows the new door strike plate being installed on the door jamb and the door handle was installed in the new door.
Fig.14 Door jamb hardware removed
Fig.15 New door strike plate
Step 11: The use #9 brass screws that came with the packaging. Fig.16 shows the top hinge of the door.
Fig.16 Door Hinges replaced
Step 12: Finished. Mr. Drake had a new doorknob set replaced. The edges of the door will be painted later in the year. Fig.17 shows the new door knobs placed on the repaired and trimmed door. Fig.18 shows the finished door. The wood part was left unpainted because the home would be painted in the following weeks.
Fig.17 Chrome door knobs set
Fig.18 Door finished 
with new door knob

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