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    Interior door

    I have a set of freud entry door bits And I have configure them for interior doos. My question is. As a general rule, how much smaller do I make the door from the opening? This is all new I have not had a door there before. Thanks

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    Tim, I believe the common approach is to make the door 1/2" narrower than the finished opening it's going into. I've seen other references saying the rough opening should be two inches wider and taller than the door, but I don't remember the specifics about how the rest of the space is taken up by the trimwork.

    Take this all with a big ol' grain of salt though...there are other guys here who know a lot more about interior door installation than I do. They'll probably be chiming in pretty soon.
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    RO= 38x82 for a 3/0x6/8 prehung door.
    if you build to fit a hole the door size depends on your jamb.
    i prefer to build "standard" sized doors and jambs.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Wow Todd if i understand you correctly thats an inch either side.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Wow Todd if i understand you correctly thats an inch either side.
    over the size of the door.......if a person makes the jambs 3/4" that only leaves 1/4" to plumb the door on each side.
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    Thanks Todd now its clear for a dumb as like me.
    cheers

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