HI folks, Can someone please confirm a few things re:
solid dougfir 24"w and 20"w 6'8"H slab hanging.
I'm replacing 50yo by-pass and folding closet doors. demo'd down to the studs
the big orange and blue boxes have 3 1/2" hinges that come with screws -- but they're piddlya$$ 1"s. Yes? For the jamb side: can I get away with 3 hinges/slab with 2 1/2" or is 3" the standard build? at 2 1/2"+ am I overbuilding?
What screw length is appropriate for the slab side?
Are #9 screws the correct gauge hinge screw?
I was going to attach the (poplar) 3/4" jambs with 2" brads (~12/). Given the weight of the doors, are those brads beefy enough to hold the doors? -- or should I manually pound some 2" (or more?) 8d or 10d finish nails too?
Hey, if I end up using 2 1/2 or 3" screws -- don't the brads become irrelevant since the screws will go deep into the studs? sorry, I know, hay is for horses.
I've yet to check for vids on slab hanging -- but was wondering if anyone here has any clear and clean methods (or tricks! tricks are great) for the measuring/transferring of hinge locations between jamb and slab?
I did search this forum door hanging but found nothing relevant -- if someone knows of something I missed please reply a link if possible.
Thanks! and Happy Solstice! Now the days start getting longer (if you're north of equator