We have a total of 12 doors to install in the house. Five of the doors need to be ripped due to the 1954 2×3 framing construction.
Ripping a door is probably the most odious sound I have ever endured. When John uses the circular saw, it immediately triggers a negative visceral reaction far worse than nails on a chalkboard. When the blade slices the door jamb, it’s not too different than a train scraping on tracks for a solid 2 minutes.
The standard jamb on the stock doors has four parallel lines. John marked the length of the jamb at 3 1/2.” The 2×3 is 2 1/2″ and the drywall is 1/2″ on each side.
John ripped each side of the door as well as the top.
This is the strip that came off after he ripped one side.
After the door jamb was cut to 3 1/2,” John used a DeWalt palm sander to smooth rough edges made by the blade.
After using the circular saw and palm sander there was a fresh coat of construction dust everywhere.
Wearing a mask is essential, of course.
We chose SCHLAGE door handles in satin nickel for all the doors.