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Quiz: Can you replace and hang an interior door yourself?
by Staff
You need a new door and you are thinking of calling in the professionals. Well, hang up that idea because you can probably do it all by yourself. It's not difficult, especially if you go for a prehung door. See how high you score on our quiz about how to hang an interior door.

How would you install a door in a partition wall with ease?

  • by creating a flap opening instead of a wooden door with a frame
  • by installing a pocket door
  • by buying a prehung door

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a prehung door?

  • The door is already in a frame.
  • The door already has the hardware added.
  • The door is already painted.

Approximately how long would it take to install a prehung door?

  • one to two hours
  • two to three hours
  • three to four hours

Which of these is a vital piece of equipment used for installing a prehung door?

  • electric screwdriver
  • level
  • hammer

What will already be on one side of a prehung door frame?

  • molding
  • jambing
  • putty

How much space do you need to allow at the side and head jambs for a proper fitting?

  • 2 inches (5 centimeters) at the side and 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) at the head jamb
  • 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the side and 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) at the head jamb
  • 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the side and 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) at the head jamb

What is the first step in hanging the door called?

  • levelizing
  • plumbing
  • ascending

If there are any gaps in the rough opening around the new door, what can you fill them with?

  • sealer
  • putty
  • cedar shingle shims

What are the best nails to use for the side and head jambs?

  • 16d finishing nails
  • joist hanger nails
  • box nails

What can you fill the holes in the shims and jambs with?

  • wood glue
  • rubber cement
  • wood putty

How do you attach the molding?

  • staple gun
  • wood glue
  • nails

What type of nail should you use for the molding?

  • 16d
  • 10d finishing nails
  • 20d nails

To finish securing the molding, what do you do with the nail heads?

  • Countersink them.
  • Screw them in tightly.
  • Cover them with glue.

Where you should you apply wood sealer after the door has been hung?

  • just to the door frame
  • to both sides of the door
  • to all the surfaces of the door

Is it necessary to also put sealer on the casings and moldings?

  • no
  • yes
  • It depends.