Apartment Renovation Ep.2 / How to Install a Prehung Interior Door

In this second part of the apartment renovation. I will show you how to install the interior doors in this.


In this second part of the apartment renovation. I will show you how to install the interior doors in this case I need two pocket doors and a hinge door. I’ll start with a hinge bathroom door I bought a white lacquer prehung door easy to find in any DIY store this kind of prehung door is easier to install and already has its hinges fitted and comes with jams cut to size as always there are many ways to install doors and I’ll keep it as simple as possible First we have to make sure the door frames are level and straight especially on the side where the hinges will go If that’s not the case, we must plane them until they’re properly leveled and straight Now I’ve detached the jamb and put it in its emplacement I Center it on the door frame and screw it in using the middle hole of the upper hinge I make sure it’s straight and plumb and finish fastening it using the middle holes of the other two hinges I hang the door on the hinges to see if the door and the jamb are parallel And since they are I can apply some anchoring adhesive and repeat the same steps Now I’ll check the other side of the jam I’ll use wood wedges to lock it in place Before moving on I’ll install the handles and the doors closing mechanism. I have to find where to drill the holes on the door to install the lock because these pre hung doors don’t usually ship with one I drill the hole carefully and reassemble the entire mechanism I’ll use long screws to fasten the handles together Finally I put the locking mechanism in place with screws and attach its steel covers It’s time to lock the other end onto the doorframe since there’s quite a large gap between the jamb and the frame I’ll use polyurethane foam. It will expand filling in the hole gap in providing a firm bond I usually rely on this method I glue some strips with the same thickness as the desired gap between the door and the jamb in this case It’s leftover bits of the underlayment I used when laying the laminate flooring This way I won’t lose the necessary clearance between the door and the jamb after the polyurethane foam expands on the outside we must ensure that the door can be closed and that it touches the entire length of the jam so that it can be locked tightly Now we can fill the gap with foam making sure we don’t get any on the door After one or two hours, I can cut off the leftover foam Now all that’s left is to fit the casings I’ll start with the ones on the outside as you can see this model has some grooves that fit into the door frame Itself making the installation much easier. I cut the end of the casing that touches the floor and mark its length by placing the upper casing I have to plane the one on the other side because there’s not enough clearance and also to adapt it to the wall. I apply some anchoring adhesive and glue them to the frame On the other side, inside the bathroom it gets more complicated There’s tile that goes halfway up the wall. So now I have to make some recesses on the casing. I’ll use my portable workshop, which is very handy when it comes to this kind of machining I also have to machine and adjust the casing on the other end Finally I put in the rubber strips for a better closing and to dampen noise

25 thoughts on “Apartment Renovation Ep.2 / How to Install a Prehung Interior Door”

  1. If you'd like to help me, you can upload subtitles in your own language following this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=G6kDfchq-Vw&ref=share

  2. Dear Sir,
    A very well demonstrated way of fitting door & trims. The final outcome could not be bettered. On another note, have a wonderful festive season amongst family & friends; you've more than earned it. Kind regards.

  3. A mi también me toca poner las de mi casa, el problema es que son puertas macizas y hay que mecanizarlo todo, las puertas pesan 40 Kg. cada una y los premarcos no están escuadrados. Saludos

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