Saturday, September 3, 2011

Purchasing prehung doors....

I spent most of the morning over at Home Depot picking out prehung doors for the basement.  I had to think thru each door and its size and whether it had a right hand or left hand hinge.  Eventually some of the store guys came and helped me load them onto a cart.

I had a pile of five of them at the checkout counter.   Once outside, a young fellow stood by them as I went on got the truck and utility trailer.  We stood them on their side and strapped them in with the motor cycle straps.  The utility trailer has had so many uses since we purchased it in 2006.

Once home, Loyce helped me carry them into the house and then down the basement stairs.  The larger doors just barely made it around the corner into the room at the bottom of the stairway.  And then I had to see if I still had it in me to hang one of them.

They are really not too hard to install if you have the proper package of wood shims and some finishing nails.  I managed to keep everything level with a long four foot level and the door doesn't even bind when it is closed.  There are now four more standing there waiting.  Perhaps I will have the carpenter hang them......  Or maybe not....

Tonight I am in Lake Ozark, where the house was hot hot hot when I arrived.

Retired Rod


  1. Take a break Rod, between you & Rick in BC I needed a nap just reading about the manual labor you are inflicting on you selves, My toughest job this weekend will be piloting John Deere around the yard. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  2. Good job on getting those doors and getting one installed already. If I bought 5 doors at least one would be guaranteed to have the wrong hinge!!

    Enjoy the rest at the lake. The doors will still be there when you get back.

  3. So proud of you on how focus you have been with getting the basement done! I do not envy you! Glad you can have a break this weekend! Hope you have lots of sunshine! Say hi to the family! Go Hawks!


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