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Adjusting & Maintaining Doors & Windows. Instructional Materials Service Texas A&M University. Door Details. Standard door height – 6’8” Closet door width – 24” Passage door width – 30” – 32” Exterior door width – 36” – 42” Exterior double door width – 60” – 72” Steel frame doors

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adjusting maintaining doors windows

Adjusting & MaintainingDoors & Windows

Instructional Materials Service

Texas A&M University

door details
Door Details
  • Standard door height – 6’8”
  • Closet door width – 24”
  • Passage door width – 30” – 32”
  • Exterior door width – 36” – 42”
  • Exterior double door width – 60” – 72”
  • Steel frame doors
  • Pre-hung doors
  • Paintable, stainable door blanks
installing a door
Installing a Door
  • Frame the rough opening
  • King studs – 2X4 or 2x6
  • Header – doubled 2X10
  • Use existing wall studs for king studs
  • Slide pre-hung door into opening
  • Check for level and plumb
  • Install lockset
  • Trim around the frame
door knobs locks
Door Knobs & Locks
  • Materials – chrome, brass, glass, pottery, aluminum
  • Types – tubular, cylindrical, rim locks, deadlocks
  • Passage locks are tubular locks; may not have a latch
  • Cylindrical locks are keyed locks; can be latched from inside
  • Use template & hole saw to install
installing a lockset
Installing a Lockset
  • Mark 36” from bottom of door
  • Place template & mark holes
  • Drill lock & latch holes
  • Insert latchbolt & plate, cut space in door
  • Attach latchbolt, assemble lock
  • Use template to install strikeplate
  • Test fit & adjust strikeplate
windows
Windows
  • Greatest effect on comfort & energy consumption based on:
    • R-value
    • air leakage
    • heat gain/loss thru solar transmission
  • Select for frame size & type and glass type
  • Prime windows – new construction
  • Replacement windows
window insulation values
Window Insulation Values
  • Single-pane = R-1
  • Double-pane = R-2
  • Low-Emissivity panes = R-3
  • Gas-sandwiched panes = R-4 or higher
  • Super-combination windows = R-9
  • National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Follow this link to the NFRC Web site
steps in replacing a window
Steps in Replacing a Window
  • Preparation
  • Fastening
  • Flashing
  • Leveling
  • Filling the jambs
  • Finishing
repairing windows
Repairing Windows
  • Wear appropriate PPE
  • Let pros repair insulated windows
  • Select windows with good EnergyStar™ ratings – 40% more energy-efficient
  • Result: 15% energy savings or more
screens
Screens
  • Fiberglass screens:
    • Economical
    • Do not corrode
    • Do sag
    • Can rip or tear easily
  • Frames use splines to hold fiberglass screen in place
weather stripping
Weather-stripping
  • Weather-stripping is the gasket between your home’s moving parts
  • Effective life of about 5 years
  • Install around windows, exterior doors, attic doors, basement & crawl space doors, storm doors, bottom of garage doors
  • Made from plastic, felt, rubber, or fabric
caulking
Caulking
  • Caulking is the gasket between your home’s non-moving parts
  • Can separate from sides of joint over time - a significant source of heating/cooling loss
home security
Home Security
  • Deadbolts are a good preventative measure
  • Complete Security doors are the ultimate
  • Door peepers
  • Alarm sensors
  • Motion detectors
home inspection
Home Inspection
  • Structural systems
    • Windows
    • Interior doors
    • Exterior doors
    • Caulk & weather-strip conditions are noted
  • Home security systems are considered “Optional” systems
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Acknowledgements

Kirk Edney, Curriculum Specialist, Instructional Materials Service, developed this PowerPoint presentation.

Vickie Marriott, Office Software Associate, Instructional Materials Service, assisted in the development of this PowerPoint presentation.

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDReproduction or redistribution of all, or part, of this presentation without permission is prohibited.Instructional Materials ServiceTexas A&M University2588 TAMUCollege Station, Texas 77843-2588http://www-ims.tamu.edu2006