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    Complete the drywall first, it's less messy for...

    Complete the drywall first, it's less messy for the doors. Drywall dust is very fine and tough to clean up
  2. I would suggest finding someone to come out and...

    I would suggest finding someone to come out and look at the job that has done this type of work. Like a contractor. They even could give you a few tips if you offer to pay them for suggestions.
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    If the carpet is close to the same height as the...

    If the carpet is close to the same height as the tile, just turn the carpet under itself and staple it to the floor. That makes a fairly smooth transition from one room to the next. Also make sure...
  4. You would only need to lay the 6 mil poly. Felt...

    You would only need to lay the 6 mil poly. Felt wouldn't be needed. You will still need to lay the pad underlayment on top of the poly.
  5. [QUOTE=pattyg2;2212456] I wouldn't use 15 lb...

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    I wouldn't use 15 lb felt. The felt may actually stick the subfloor and the laminate holding it and not letting it expand properly. The pad helps take out any small...
  6. Question: Gas meter

    by EZHangDoor
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    I would verify the code first. How high is the...

    I would verify the code first. How high is the door above the meter? I would assume the meter is on the first floor and the door the second? The door may be high enough to satisfy code? Check with...
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    Normally, fire rated doors ...

    Normally, fire rated doors are only required in commercial construction and then there is a BTU requirement. I'm not saying don't do it, it's a good idea, just consult your local building department....
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    Sometimes it's simpler to replace doors with a...

    Sometimes it's simpler to replace doors with a prehung unit instead of just the door slabs. It can be difficult to line up the hinge mortise of the old jambs and new door.
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    Most interior hinges have 3 places for screws. As...

    Most interior hinges have 3 places for screws. As mention a long screw through the hinge and jamb into the wall framing will hold the heavy door. However, this will only work on the center screw...
  10. I would still recommend using a vapor barrier....

    I would still recommend using a vapor barrier. Some of the padding made for installation under laminate flooring has a vapor barrier pre-attached. You will just need to tape the joints. This makes it...
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    A bifold requires an opening the same size as the...

    A bifold requires an opening the same size as the door. So if you have a 48" wide bifold you need a finished opening of 48". Most bifolds are slightly undersized, that's why you normally use the same...
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    Having a vapor barrier on the ceiling isn't...

    Having a vapor barrier on the ceiling isn't required IF and only If you have the required attic ventilation. You can check with your local building department on the amount of required attic...
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    I guess your right. I didn't even look at the...

    I guess your right. I didn't even look at the date... Oh well, maybe someone else can benefit by reading the old post. Better late than never!
  14. The problem is the jambs were originally hung to...

    The problem is the jambs were originally hung to the old doors. If you need to, you can plane the edges of the solid pine door. I would have also recommended pre hungs.

    The door with the uneven...
  15. Question: Pre-hung doors

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    Hi Patty, Usually the problem with just...

    Hi Patty,

    Usually the problem with just replacing the door is getting the hinges and latch to line up with the old jambs. You need to buy a door slab (just the door) and mortise the hinges into...
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    Most laminated flooring can be installed over...

    Most laminated flooring can be installed over concrete. The key here is to place a good vapor barrier under the flooring. Also make sure the manufacturer of the flooring recommends it to be installed...
  17. Question: Pre-hung doors

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    Here are some interior door installation...

    Here are some interior door installation instructions, and here is a video for removing an interior door. Good luck!
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    If you are installing a bedroom in the basement,...

    If you are installing a bedroom in the basement, it will require an egress window to comply with building code. This is a means of escape in case of fire.
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    When finishing a basement be sure to verify with...

    When finishing a basement be sure to verify with your local building department if you need a building permit. Most codes require an egress window to be installed.

    Building basement walls isn't...
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    I would recommend leaving the 2x4 wall studs...

    I would recommend leaving the 2x4 wall studs about an inch away from the block walls. Building basement walls isn't that difficult. You may want some tips on how to square a wall too.

    Insulate...
  21. You really should have a vapor barrier,...

    You really should have a vapor barrier, especially if you live where the climate gets cold. Water vapor goes to the point of least resistance- where there is no barrier and around doors and windows. ...
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    If you are going to apply stops to hide the gaps...

    If you are going to apply stops to hide the gaps between the bifold door and the jamb. You will need to set the track and pivot shoes back in to accommodate the stop width.
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    True... walls on gable ends are not load bearing....

    True... walls on gable ends are not load bearing. The eave ends of rafters or trusses are where the load is carried. So if the new doors are going in a gable end of the house; the header thickness...
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