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Install a front door

The entrance door contributes to both the security of the house and its aesthetics. It is indeed the first element of the house that one perceives when one comes to your home. A door in poor condition or simply outdated is the worst effect. In addition, if it is old, it does not guarantee you enough security against burglaries. Given the weight almost always higher than that of your original door, it is almost always necessary to remove the frame (or sleeping), operation to be done with the greatest care.

Necessary material

  • Scriber
  • Bubble level
  • grinder
  • Wood chisel
  • Mallet
  • burin
  • Mallet
  • Cutter
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer drill
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Spatula
  • Putty gun
  • Trowel
  • Crowbar
  • Impregnated foam seal
  • Spacers
  • Joint bottom
  • Silicone "special outdoor"
  • Insulating
  • Mastic adhesive
  • Customized entrance door and accessories
  • Finishing profiles

Steps

  1. Deposit the old building
  2. Prepare the new door
  3. Install the rack
  4. seal
  5. Realize interior finishes

Deposit the old building

Unpack the door

Unpack the door

1. Start by clearing the old door. Help yourself with a wooden wedge and a crowbar to pry up.

Trimming the frame of the door to the cutter

Trimming the frame of the door to the cutter

2. To avoid damaging the finish of the wall, turn off the frame with the cutter. Remove finishing trim with wood chisel and mallet.

Cut the anchors to the grinder

Cut the anchors to the grinder

3. To release the old frame from your door, cut the anchors off the grinder. Do not forget to bring protective equipment.

Clear the door frame

Clear the door frame

4. Remove the frame with the chisel and the hammer.

Remove the old cement seal

Remove the old cement seal

5. Remove the old cement seal and anything that might interfere with the installation of the new door.

Rectify the masonry with cement

Rectify the masonry with cement

6. To ensure a good support for the new door frame, we will grind the masonry with cement.

Prepare the new door

Release the door frame by activating the temporarily mounted handle

Release the door frame by activating the temporarily mounted handle

1. Temporarily insert the barrel with its key and operate the handle to release the frame of the door.

Unbundle the door frame

Unbundle the door frame

2. Dodge it.

Remove the handle and barrel from the door

Remove the handle and barrel from the door

3. Then remove the handle and its barrel to be able to handle the door.

Install the rack

Identify the positioning of the frame

Identify the positioning of the frame

1. For ground level waterproofing, position the rack in its future location and make markings.

Check the level of the lower crossbar of the frame

Check the level of the lower crossbar of the frame

2. Place the frame on two 5 mm thick shims and check the level of the bottom rail. Add a hold if necessary. Locate the mounting holes at the scribe and remove the frame.

Drill and peg the fixing holes

Drill and peg the fixing holes

3. Drill with a suitable drill bit and peg.

Reassemble the joint about 10 cm from the ground

Reassemble the joint about 10 cm from the ground

4. Install the gasket on the floor and reassemble it about 10 cm.

Screw the frame on the holds

Screw the frame on the holds

5. Finally, place the frame on the wedges and screw it down.

Check the level of the amounts

Check the level of the amounts

6. Check the level of the studs. He must be perfect. If necessary, unscrew the frame and wedge it. If necessary, start again until you fix it permanently.

Check the correct squareness of the frame

Check the correct squareness of the frame

7. Check the squareness of the frame. Make sure the lengths of the two diagonals are the same.

Test the operation of the door

Test the operation of the door

8. Reposition your door and handle and test for proper operation.

seal

On the outside, insert joint between masonry and frame

On the outside, insert joint between masonry and frame

1. Start from the outside. Insert the bottom of the joint between the masonry and the new frame. Help yourself with a spatula.

Place special silicone on the bottom of the joint

Place special silicone on the bottom of the joint

2. Then place the special silicone on the bottom of the joint and smooth it with your finger.

Inside, insert insulation between frame and masonry

Inside, insert insulation between frame and masonry

3. Finish from the inside by inserting insulation between the frame and the masonry.

Realize interior finishes

Install the finishing profiles of the door

Install the finishing profiles of the door

1. You can now install the finishing profiles all around the door.

Adjust and paste profiles

Adjust and paste profiles

2. Adjust and paste the profile up. Repeat for the side finish profiles.

 Install the hinge covers

Install the hinge covers

3. Install the hinge caps.

Fix the handle on the door

Fix the handle on the door

4. Assemble the handle and attach it to the door.

Lock the barrel in the lock

Lock the barrel in the lock

5. Insert the key into the barrel and turn it to insert it. You can then screw it.

(photos / visuals: © Castorama, except special mention)

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