How to hang a door

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How to hang a door

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Project Overview

We’ll teach you how to hang a door properly. You will learn how to screw the door into the door jamb and how to level it up properly. We will also show you where to put your hinges and how to keep your door steady while you install it.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Screw the hinges onto the side of the door
2 Position the door
3 Level the door and hang it
  • Step 1. Screw the hinges onto the side of the door

    Mark the location of your hinges on the edge of your door. Put the top hinge 200mm down from the top and the bottom hinge 300mm up from the base. Some hinges require a recess for the hinge plate, but in this case, we’re installing Easy Hinges. Simply line the hinges up with you marks, drill pilot holes and screw the centres of the hinges into the door.
  • Step 2. Position the door

    Put the door in place, at right angles to the door jamb. Use wedges under the base so the door is level, the hinges are sitting square on the jamb and the top of the door is about 2mm below the door jamb. Then put the top screw into the top hinge. 
  • Step 3. Level the door and hang it

    Use a spirit level to check if your door is level and adjust the position of your wedges as required. Then put the top screw into the bottom hinge. Remove the wedges and check the door shuts properly. If it’s not right, undo the bottom hinge, alter your wedges, rescrew and check again. Once the door shuts properly, screw the hinges down fully and the job is done. In this case, the doorway was a little wide at the bottom, so we used a wrecking bar behind the jamb to “ease the door” out a little.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Ear muffs
  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Wrecking bar

Materials

  • Hinges
  • Screws
  • Wedges
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