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Old 02-18-2017, 02:14 AM
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I have a couple of questions for you guys:

1: Regarding those of you who put in wainscoting that was more functional than decorative, what thickness backing board did you use? Originally I was going to use 1/8" thick fiberboard with a white face but upon inspecting the paneling that his RTF used to cover up their many holes in the walls I see that they used a thinner textured veneer. HD has something similar in stock but it's twice as much $$$.

2: I bought a replacement door but need to rout recesses for the bing places. I have a Dremel that could do the job but I don't want to burn it out. Do I need to invest in a full 1/4" router or can I get away with using a laminate/edge trimmer? The latter is about $50 cheaper and what I could use for my guitar project later on.
I will admit I have had a few beers this evening but I have no idea what either of those questions mean. Sorry. Bing places? His RTF used?
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:32 AM
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I will admit I have had a few beers this evening but I have no idea what either of those questions mean. Sorry. Bing places? His RTF used?
1: "Bing" is a typo. I meant to say recesses for the hinge plates. I need to route them out but I'm afraid I'll fry my Dremel.

2:RTF = Residential Treatment Facility. The kids there have aggression issues and many have pounded holes in the walls worst than Justin ever did. There are some as big as doors. The maintenance staff there patched the drywall like I've been doing and even covered the drywall with paneling like I want to, but I see that they used stuff that's like 1/16" thick.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:21 PM
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I will admit I have had a few beers this evening but I have no idea what either of those questions mean. Sorry. Bing places? His RTF used?
Hee hee.
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1: "Bing" is a typo. I meant to say recesses for the hinge plates. I need to route them out but I'm afraid I'll fry my Dremel.
I got my dremel after I had to put in a new door, I probably would have used it - I figure take it slow and give it some breaks and it'd probably be all right, but obviously never tried it so who knows.

What I did at the time was hand chisels and sand paper. That took a bit of time, but I had the time, cranked up the tunes, and it was kind of relaxing.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:46 PM
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I didn't see this before! Use your dremel, just don't bog it down. (I love my dremel. Treml with a dremel!)
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:10 PM
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Alrighty then, the Dremel it shall be.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:54 AM
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Alrighty then, the Dremel it shall be.
What was the price difference between a new fully prehung door and a new slab?
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What was the price difference between a new fully prehung door and a new slab?
The slab is much cheaper; it cost $38. I had two new prehung doors installed for about $100 each plus labor ($90.) I have 4 more doors to replace.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:32 AM
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Not sure how you'd keep the depth right on that with a Dremel? I used to just use a sharp wood chisel and hammer. You can trace around the hinge piece with a utility knife to cut the edges. If the hinge corners are rounded, guess you could use the Dremel on that part after chiseling if needed. Yeah, amazing how cheap door slabs are.
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